Why we sanction telecoms operators –NCC

TVC E, BUSINESS – The Nigerian Communications Commission uses sanctions to ensure that telecommunications operators comply with regulations, guidelines and directives.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, spoke at the first Annual Conference on Combatting Financial Fraud, Cyber crime and other Cross-border Crimes in Abuja.

He said, “in any environment where investment, innovation and issues of competition were rooted, there is bound to be contraventions, thus it is necessary to issue sanctions and enforce compliance”.

The NCC dutifully employs sanctions and enforcement mechanisms to regulate the industry.

The Nigerian Communications Act mandated the NCC to enforce compliance by any means lawful in the event of contravention of the Act, or any of its regulations, guidelines or the terms and conditions of an issued licence or direction.

Apart from sanctions and enforcement, Danbatta said the commission had the power to formally request any service provider or any other authority to prevent the commission from attempting any offence.

No Comments
Leave a Comment: