NCC AND CONSUMER COUNCIL TACKLE FAKE TELECOM PROMOS IN NIGERIA

Telecoms

Worried over increase in the fake promotions in telecommunications industry, the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has given matching orders to the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to take disciplinary actions on erring telecom companies to check the trend.

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Engineer Ernest Ndukwe who expressed concerned over the growing number of fake promotions said the CPC has to do something to address the problem.

According him, it is unfortunate for companies to be using text massages as a means of duping people unnecessarily, adding that most of the promotions are fake, dubious and unreal.

Speaking at the maiden consumer congress and launch of the 'Be an active consumer' by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in Abuja Tuesday, Ndukwe said fake promos are all over on radio and television.

Daily Trust