NCC speaks on allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage

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.”

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