We have no power to track, leak telephone conversations – NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has refuted reports of alleged call tracking and leakage made against the commission.
In a statement signed by Reuben Muoka, the commission’s director of Public Affairs, on Tuesday, said that by provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, it does not and cannot track nor leak telephone conversations of anyone.
The statement read, “Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been inundated with enquiries by the media on allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against the Commission by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative Media.
“The commission wishes to make the following clarifications: the Commission denies the allegations in their entirety
By the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot track nor leak telephone conversations of anyone.”
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It also stated that the allegations have been reported to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.
The commission restates its commitment to discharge its responsibilities to the Nigerian people in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the NCA 2003; and other extant Laws of the Federation; and global best practices.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the commission denies these allegations and advises the public to disregard them,” it stated.
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