The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has refuted allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against it “by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative media.”
The telecoms regulator said in statement issued this week in Abuja and signed by its Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, that it has become necessary to address the allegations and stated:
“The Commission wishes to make 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.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them.”