The Nigerian Communications Commission, or NCC, has refuted accusations that it participated in the monitoring and disclosure of phone conversations between people, groups, or organizations.
The Commission made this claim in a statement that was published and endorsed by Reuben Mouka, its director of public affairs.
The statement begins, in part.
The media has flooded the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) with questions regarding claims of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against the Commission by some people and organizations in the social and alternative Media.
The following clarifications are made by the Commission: The Commission completely refutes all of the accusations. According to the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other current Federal laws, the Commission is not permitted to “track” or “leak” the contents of anyone’s telephone conversations.
The Commission has informed the appropriate security agencies about the allegations, which we take seriously and will be thoroughly investigated.
“The Commission reaffirms its commitment to carrying out its duties to the Nigerian people in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Constitution, the NCA of 2003, and other federation laws currently in effect, as well as international best practices. “.
Recall that over the weekend, a rumored phone call between Bishop David Oyedepo and Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, went viral. The security of phone calls in Nigeria has been questioned by some Nigerians, among them musician Peter Okoye.
Peter tweeted, “Dear Nigerians, How secure are your private telephone conversations?JustSaying.”