The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians against the use of substandard phones, saying this was responsible for some cancer ailments.
An official of the commission, Kunle Olorundare, lamented that fake phones had taken over the country’s phone market, adding that they have had negative implications on the health of users.
He said the preponderance of substandard phones was causing colossal damage to network services and the health of users. Mr. Olorundare warned that sellers of unapproved Information and Communication Technology, ICT, products were flouting the commission’s Act.
He said they could face prosecution or seizure of their market items if they did not desist from selling such henceforth. Olorundare also advised phone sellers across the country to ensure the phones they buy from manufacturers and dealers were approved by the NCC.
Another official of the commission, who represented the Head of Zonal Operations in Abuja, Ekisola Oladosu, promised that the NCC would do all within its powers to check the proliferation of substandard phones.