Subscribers beg NCC to finish unsolicited messages

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    Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta (M) with Faces of the Nigeria Telecom Consumer, as subscribers want stiffer penalty to end unsolicited messages
    Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta (M) with Faces of the Nigeria Telecom Consumer, as subscribers need stiffer penalty to finish unsolicited messages

    By Florence Onuegbu

    The National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) on Monday urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to deal with unsolicited textual content message associated concern squarely this 12 months.

    The President of NATCOMS, Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo made the decision in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

    “The concern of unsolicited textual content message is an business drawback that NCC has to deal with squarely.

    “We are conscious of how NCC has since final 12 months been tackling the difficulty of unsolicited messages, nevertheless it remained the identical.

    “Until heavy sanctions are meted on the operators, that’s once we can have some peace,’’ Ogunbanjo mentioned.

    He insisted that telecommunications service suppliers don’t deactivate unsolicited messages, when subscribers ship “STOP” to the code offered.

    According to him, when subscribers ship “STOP” to the offered code operators, they nonetheless cost them for sending the messages and proceed sending the unsolicited messages.

    NAN stories that in 2016, NCC launched the 2442 Do-Not-Disturb code.

    The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, had mentioned at varied fora that the quick code would allow the customers to decide out of SMS platforms they didn’t subscribe to.

    NAN additionally stories that as at December 2017, 10,000 telecommunications customers have activated the code, in accordance with statistics from NCC.

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