Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has debunked rumors insinuating network shutdown across the country, blaming the development on fraudsters.
A statement released by the commission on Thursday said : The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has been drawn to fraudulent and misleading information circulating in some social media platforms, insinuating there is a planned shutdown of all telecom networks and relevant ICT units, including online transfer facilities of the banks, with effect from today (yesterday), February 23, 2023.
”The Nigerian public, consumers of telecommunications services, and all bank customers are advised to ignore these or similar messages that insinuate deliberate network shutdown or disruption of services in the Nigerian telecom network”.
It added that the malicious and subversive messages originated and are being circulated by fraudsters and unscrupulous elements in the society, with the intent to cause chaos and panic among the populace.
it however assured users of telecommunications and banking services utilizing network facilities of a continued optimal service delivery before, during, and after the general elections in Nigeria.