1 Mar 2013

NCC Fines MTN, Etisalat, Airtel And Globacom

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has fined four GSM operators a total of N22million for contravening the ban on promotions and lotteries on their respective networks .

The affected operators are; MTN Nigeria, Etisalat Nigeria, Airtel and Globacom.

The director of legal and regulatory services, NCC, Ms. Josephine Amuwa who announced this, said MTN Nigeria is to pay N10 million, Etisalat N6 million, while Airtel and Globacom are to pay N4 million and N2 million respectively.

According to her, all operators have seven days to pay their respective sanction amounts from the date of receipt of the sanction notice , and are liable to payment of the sum of N1 million for any day that the contravention persists.

The commission had in a letter dated November 8 2012, directed all the GSM operators to discontinue all promotions and lotteries running on their networks with immediate effect.

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