The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has dismissed fears and misconception of people over telecommunications masts causing cancer.
Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Alhaji Ismai Adedigba, who spoke to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said Nigerians should not panic at the sight of the communication masts, adding that no research has shown they were dangerous to health.
Adedigba said NCC was in Port Harcourt to sensitise customers of the various network providers on their rights as consumers, adding that they should not hesitate to channel complaints to their service providers.
“NCC also opened a customer care desk for complains, noting that a toll-free line had been dedicated for customers” He said .
“Service providers have also gone further to provide avenues through the social media for consumers to make enquiries and seek information about products and services.” Adedigba added.
At the sensitisation forum, the various service providers were on ground to entertain complaints.