NCC warns spectrum bidders of fraudulent schemesFrom AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied a letter purported to have emanated from it directing bidders and operators canvassing for Intention to Bid (ITB) to make payments to a
certain bank in South Africa in respect of the proposed 2.6GHz Spectrum Auction.
According to a public notice signed by management, the commission will never do anything outside the rules approved for these processes.
“The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a letter purportedly written to some bidders/operators canvassing for Intention to Bid (ITB) payments to a certain Bank Pekao, South Africa in respect of the proposed 2.6GHz Spectrum Auction.
“As a responsible Commission with proven records of transparency in all its activities including auction processes, we will never do anything outside the rules approved for these processes,” the notice read.
NCC added that the letter did not emanate from the commission to any operator.
“That is why it looks strange that some unscrupulous persons could forge the Executive Vice Chairman EVC’s signature purporting it to be same in a sinister motive to deceive and swindle would-be investors in the Spectrum of payments of such money thereto,” the notice added.
The commission advised intending bidders, operators and members of the public to disregard the content and texture of the letter.
“Henceforth, would-be and successful bidders should clarify any letter from the Commission before making payments,” the notice read.
– CAJ News
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