The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has criticised false information spreading on several social media sites that the nation’s network would be shut down.
NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Reuben Muoka, informed all users of banking and telecommunications services that service will continue to be provided at its best before, during, and after the general elections in Nigeria.
“No network will witness any deliberate shutdown or disruptions, especially at this very crucial period of general elections in the country. 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.
These 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,” he said.