NCC denies phone tracking allegations

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied allegations of phone tracking and leakage of audio conversations amongst Nigerians and notable personalities.

This was contained in a statement yesterday in Abuja by its Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, the commission said the allegations had been referred to security agencies for investigation and appropriate action.

The statement reads: “The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety.

“By the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone.

“The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, 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; 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.”

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