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NCC forgives MTN

17 March 2016, 15:21

Abuja - Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has lifted the sanction placed on MTN Nigeria since July 13, 2015.

The commission said the regulatory sanctions were for 24 identified infractions.

Tony Ojobo, the Director, Public Affairs of the NCC in a statement on Wednesday, however, said the the lifting of the regulatory sanction was in no way related to the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card non-deactivation fine.

The statements reads: “This is to confirm that NCC has lifted the regulatory sanctions placed on MTN since July 13, 2015.

Also read: NCC breaks silence over MTN Nigeria fine

“The sanctions were for 24 identified infractions which are not in any way connected with the SIM card non-deactivation fine.

“These were a number of violations discovered by the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Team of the commission in June 2015.

“Consequent upon the inability of MTN to remedy the identified infractions, the commission invoked the sanction in its guidelines,’’ 

“It should be noted that this does not in any way extend to the fine for non-deactivation of SIM card case.

“The case of SIM card deactivation is an entirely different infraction, which is mutually exclusive to the 24 infractions now remedied.

“This has become necessary in view of the many enquiries being received from concerned stakeholders.

“This action is without prejudice to the matter which is presently in court. ’’

- News 24


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