In view of the very important upcoming Presidential Election, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has released its Consumer Toll-Free Number 622, to serve as 2023 Presidential Election Incident Hotline to enable voters and members of the public across the country to report any issues of concern that may affect them, or others, during the elections on February 25.
This step is to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in its patriotic commitment, to conduct a hitch-free and rig-free elections in Nigeria.
In a notice signed by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, the toll-free number 622 is the second-level complaints centre where telecom users are allowed to make calls directly to the Commission, to resolve issues concerning their telecom services, which the service providers themselves are unable to do.
However, NCC said considering the critical nature of this election and in order to alleviate emergent issues that may arise at the voting centres, or any part of Nigeria, it has considered it expedient to dedicate the toll-free number 622 to accommodate all types of complaints on Election Day.
The commission said the aim of this is to resolve such issues by contacting and conveying such issues to relevant agencies, authorities, or organisations for timely action.
The telecoms regulator said the 622 Election Incident Monitoring Centre will be controlled by top management officials of the NCC, and that the hotline is open to the public from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
NCC urged members of the public invited to take advantage of the Election Incident Monitoring Centre Hotline, 622 and report even the slightest suspicion, adding that it is for their own good and for the good of Nigeria at large.