An initiative of the Commission’s Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB), the programme will be executed using the Nigerian pidgin language.
Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs at NCC in a statement, commented that the two-day programme, which was implemented in three phases, commenced with a road show yesterday.
“The Show featured local artistes and comedians who displayed musical and other performances to amuse and entertain people to create awareness and sensitise telecom consumers about how cybercriminals may use telecom platforms to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Today, the last day of the two-day event, will feature a 20-minute radio talk in Nigerian pidgin, to further create awareness and like the roadshow, to invite telecom consumers to an enlightenment forum where presentations will be made about tricks deployed by cybercriminals to defraud people online.”
“The presentations will also capture measures to be taken by consumers and members of the public in order not to fall victim of fraudsters who may use telecom platforms to perpetrate fraudulent acts”, added Adinde.
“Additionally, at today’s enlightenment forum, drama, audio narratives and other attractions thematised on the centrality of vigilance, alertness and caution in the cyberspace by all users, will be featured.”
Local partners supporting the NCC will facilitate the programme through the mobilisation of critical segments of the general public via opinion leaders to take part in the event.
This is in order for them to be equipped with the right information to safeguard them while using the internet.
This programme is on the backdrop of the Commission’s annual National Cybersecurity Conference (which occurred on 3rd November, 2021), and the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month which took place in October, is aimed at reinforcing cybersecurity awareness.
The roadshow yesterday started at Ekehuan Road, through Airport Road, to State Secretariat, moving through , Sapele Road to Ring Road, to Akpakpava, Dawson Road and back to Ugbowo and Uselu Market.
During the procession, the outlook of the roadshow caught the attention of passers-by and residents who took their time to listen to the messages as it resonated the narration in their most preferred language.
Also during the procession Information, Communication and Education (IEC) materials were shared with the public.
Today, there will also be more mobilisation campaigns during the radio part of the awareness at Vibes Radio, 97.3 FM at 8.45 a.m.
Following this, the NCC Enlightenment Forum will occur at Obey God Events Centre at Nova Road, opposite Uwasota Junction, Benin.
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