THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has refuted any claim associating the Commission with the bribery allegations on MTN Nigeria Communications to the tune of some N330 billion, insisting that no staff was involved, reports ITRealms.
The Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB), Abdullahi Maikano, made this refute in Effurun, Uvwien council area, Delta State during the 22nd Consumer Town Hall Meeting.
According to Maikano, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Femi Atoyebi, declared, “No NCC official was bribed. I repeat, nobody bribed any NCC official on that MTN fine issue, quote me.”
Maikano also insisted that “NCC is a very responsible organization under quality leadership which cascades down to the least of staff. No NNC staff will ever take bribe. Challenge me if you see one. That allegation is not true. You read in the papers what MTN has done, they have paid some amount and they are to pay the rest by installments. So, that case is actually settled.”
On the recurring consumer complaints of unsolicited Short Messaging Service (SMS) and poor network among other concerns against service providers, he said that the continued town hall meetings to bridge and bring telecoms consumers with operators and the regulator are providing gainful results in gradually resolving the complaints by users.
“It’s not true that NCC has not been doing anything about complaints. The town hall meetings are not jamborees. Everything going on here is being recorded and we will played. We do a comprehensive report and make recommendations on every outing to management. Some of the policies you see being rolled out by NCC emanate from reports from meetings like these. The consumers are the target beneficiaries of all our activities which make them enjoy primary focus in ensuring that they get quality of service, value for money and timely and fair redress of complaints,” he said.