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Thursday, October 04, 2012

NCC denies frequency racketeering

Nigerian Communications Commission  (NCC) on Thursday denied news report that its officials have embarked on frequency band racketeering, saying there is no truth in the story.

According to the head, public relations at NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka, the report insinuated that the management of the Commission has sold a frequency slot belonging to the Nigerian police to a private firm, Open Skys.

Also, the report alleged the current leadership of the Commission has issued frequencies to one Smile Communications without due process.
 
"There is no truth in both allegations," he declared in response to the allegations.
 
NCC, he insisted is an independent National Regulatory Authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, therefore, making it responsible for creating an enabling environment for competition among operators in the industry as well as ensuring the provision of qualitative and efficient telecommunications services throughout the country. 
 
"The Mission of the NCC is to support a market driven telecommunications industry and promote universal access," he said.

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