NCC Gives Operators Dec 23 To Update Licences Records

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-15)

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday directed telecoms companies in the country to update their licensing records.

Already, the telecoms regulator has given the operators till December 23, 2016 to have ensure absolute compliance with the new directive.

The directive was contained in a letter signed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof, Umar Danbatta and addressed to all telecoms licensees across different segments of the industry.

The letter obtained on Thursday yesterday reads: “The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in exercise of its functions as enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 hereby informs all Licensees to update their records with the Commission, to ensure unhindered and effective correspondence.

“The Updates specifying current verifiable addresses, contact numbers and contact persons, should be addresses to the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja. The required information should be submitted to the Commission not later than 23rd December, 2016.”

“The Commission urged the operators t ensure “strict compliance,” while a source at the NCC said non-compliance would be sanctioned by the regulator.

It was learnt that some telecoms operators have become difficult to track as a result of their relocation from their original head offices without properly informing the NCC of their new head offices, from where they operate.

In the past, the regulator, through its Monitoring and Compliance Enforcement Department, had faced a situation where it found it difficult racking down the offices of some licensees engaging in some illegal activities.

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