CONCERNS OVER GOVT UNDUE INTERFERENCE IN NCC’S ROLE

Telecoms industry stakeholders have expressed concerned that the Presidential arm of government is making too much incursion into the activities of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). They have expressed worries that such action could usurp the powers of the NCC and make nonsense of telecoms regulation in the country, if not checked.The Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the umbrella body of all telecommunications companies in Nigeria, raised the alarm during the visit of ATCON delegation to NCC in Abuja, recently.Led by its President, Lanre Ajayi ATCON was particularly worried about what it regarded as the overbearing attitude of the Office of NationalSecurity Adviser (ONSA) to intervene in the N1.04 trillion fine imposed by NCC on MTN Nigeria for its refusal to deactivate 5.2 million improperly registered SIM cards on its network Read more

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