NCC to punish operators over unsolicited adverts

Nigerian Communications Commission

Nigerian Communications Commission

from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given mobile network operators a one-week ultimatum to stop sending out unsolicited telemarketing messages or risk sanctions.

Airtel Network Limited, MTN Nigeria, Globacom Nigeria, Smile Communication, Visafone Communications, Ntel, Etisalat, Multi links, Starcomms, Danjay Telecoms and Gamjitel Limited and Gicell Wireless have been warned.

“Worried by the non-compliance by the operators occasioned by a deluge of complaints by subscribers across Nigeria, the NCC inaugurated an eight-member committee to look into the matter,” said NCC Director, Public Affairs Tony Ojobo, said.

Mobile networks in Nigeria

Mobile networks in Nigeria

Ojobo said after several meetings, including those it held with the network providers, it became necessary to issue the latest ultimatum to redress the menace of incessant unsolicited text messages and phone calls for telemarketing via the various networks.

Ojobo said failure to comply with the directives within seven days from November 14 shall result in the imposition of “appropriate sanctions.”

“The menace of unsolicited text messages has been a nightmare to several millions of subscribers and the commission can no longer accept any excuses whatsoever from the network providers,” Ojobo said.

– CAJ News

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