NCC dismisses fraudulent messages on network shut down


The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has dismissed fraudulent and misleading information circulating in some social media platforms, insinuating there was a planned shutdown of all telecom networks and relevant ICT Units, including online transfer facilities of the banks, with effect from Thursday, February 23, 2023.

In a statement, NCC’s Director, Public Affairs Reuben Muoka advised the Nigerian public, consumers of telecommunications services, and all bank customers to ignore these or similar messages that insinuated deliberate network shutdown or disruption of services in the Nigerian telecom network.

He said these malicious and subversive messages originated and were being circulated by fraudsters and unscrupulous elements in the society with the intent to cause chaos and panic among the populace.

Muoka said the Commission had received unequivocal assurances from all the service providers to the effect that all the network services were in optimal performance, and would not witness any deliberate shutdown or disruptions, especially at this very crucial period of general elections in the country.

He assured all users of telecommunications and banking services utilizing network facilities of continued optimal service delivery before, during, and after the general elections in Nigeria.

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