As the Nigerian government seeks to reduce carbon emissions in the telecommunications industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed plans to assist the government in achieving that objective.

The NCC made the disclosure as it plans to host an event to mark the 2023 World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), focusing on regulatory initiatives on clean energy usage in the telecoms sector.

The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu, hinted that the event will provide the opportunity for the NCC to share with telecom consumers and other stakeholders the policies it has instituted and other actions taken to encourage operators in the sector to transition to environmentally friendly and renewable energy sources in their operations.

Representing the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Umar Garba Danbatta, Adewolu noted that the NCC is committed to reducing the impact of telecommunications operations on climate change and the environment.

He added that the peculiarities of Nigeria’s electricity supply have resulted in the telecommunications sector being a contributor to carbon emissions. And according to him, studies have shown that renewables and energy efficiency, boosted by substantial electrification, can provide over 90% of the necessary reductions in energy-related carbon emissions.

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