Founder Day 2022: ATCIS Shifts Founder’s Celebration

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Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria (ATCIS) established since August 2014 duly incorporated by Corperate Affairs Commission on August 24, 2016.

It is no doubt, the leading telecom Subscriber masses advocacy body that promote Subscriber interests as well as defending Subscriber right, also the backbone of the Telecom’s Sector by promoting and endorses good product and service of Network Operator, Cable Tv and Internet Service providers company to our association members’s across 36 States converge within Six geopolitical zone with over 199.9 million Subscribers membership strength in Nigeria. It is made up of Nigerians and non-Nigerians that use telephone or have telephone lines either for call purposes or internet access driven lines.

The main vision is to protect the interest of Telecomunications of over 199.9 million subscriber as at June 2022 according to the National Bureau of Statistics, members drawn across 36 States within Six geopolitical zones while her mission is to provide a formidable platform to advance the right of Telephone, Cable TV and the Internet subscribers all over Nigeria has shifted it Founder’s Day celebration to October 20, 2022 call’s for Partnership & Sponsorship.

This revelation was made by the National President of ATCIS, Hon. Sina Bilesanmi on Saturday.

The Founder’s Day was earlier billed to take place on Wednesday August 24, in which was honour due to ATCIS advocacy achieveable development towards Telecommunications same day for Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) will be launching the much awaited 5G technology in the country.

According to Bilesanmi, despite the shift in date to October for this year, the group, in conjunction with national television and Radio stations (MITV, Radio Lagos, NTA) will give recharge cards, and data to callers on broadcast programmes to commemorate the day August 24.

“This is being done for the sake of national interest, we have communicated to NCC for Sponsors with the theme: The ROLE of 5G Technology ; To clear Misconceptions of 5G Technology to be launch in Nigeria, with other stateholders and moved our annual Founder’s day celebration to October 20.

“Founder’s Day is celebrated every August 24 to celebrate by recognize with award’s who & who in the sector, telecom subscribers across the 36 States within Six geopolitical zone with VIP and guests over the world,” he said.

Bilesanmi then appealed to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to reconsider the revocation of the licenses of 52 broadcast stations nationwide over indebtedness.

According to Bilesanmi, if the revocation persists, what will be the workers and staff of the affected stations fall back on and considering the economy of the country.

Recall that the Director General of the NBC, Malam Balarebe Ilelah, had said that the 52 affected stations owed about N2.6 Billion debt since 2015.

He noted that the Commission had in May 2022 published in the national dailies names of the stations that were yet to renew their licence and urged them to pay up or have their licenses revoked, frequencies withdrawn and reassigned to others who were ready to abide by the necessary requirements.

Three months down the line, Balarabe said that some licences were yet to pay their outstanding debt in contravention of the Commission’s act CAP N11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, particularly section 10(a) of the third schedule of the Act.

In view of this, NBC on Friday revoked their licenses and ordered that the stations should be shut down.

Bilesanmi had earlier on Saturday during conversation with Nationalmoment pleaded and advices NBC to rather warn the broadcast stations and give them last dates to pay their dues. it shouldn’t be only revenue drive alone, NBC should look beyond supporting government in terms of politics, they should balance the affairs of government and put the country in the right place instead of watching at the stations for those who criticize the government by shut down.

NBC should follow their mandate and free from partisans also think big on how to break the monopoly on cable tv sector and find a lasting solutions on “pay per view” as ATCIS demands over years.

Later on Saturday night, NBC had since suspended shutdown of the 52 broadcast stations.

ATCIS National President, Hon. Sina Bilesanmi on advocacy alone ATCIS-Nigeria has spent about N508 million naira according to our financial records since 2014 till date, which has been on self-sponsored by Subscriber members.

Our Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria has made several impact history in what people believe it can’t it can’t be possible with over 800 newspaper publications,both local and and international as well as online news publications, Radio and National television station interview with about 270 success achievements so far to the benefits of every Telecom Subscribers across Nigeria.

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