The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has addressed the allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against the Commission by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative Media.
In a statement singed by Mr Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The Commission made the following clarifications:
” The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety.”
” By the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone. ”
” The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.”
” The Commission restates its commitment to discharge its responsibilities to the Nigerian people in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the NCA 2003; and other extant Laws of the Federation; and global best practices.”
It concluded that “For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them.”