According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), it is best to dismiss any false claims regarding network outages in the nation.
This was said in a statement released on Thursday in Abuja by Dr. Reuben Muoka, director of public affairs for the NCC.
According to Muoka, false and misleading material that was spreading on several social media sites caught the NCC’s attention.
He claimed that the platforms implied that all telecom networks and pertinent ICT Units, including the banks’ online transfer services, were going to be shut down starting today, Feb. 23.
“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 that the Commission had received unequivocal assurances from all the service providers to the effect that all network services were currently in optimal performance.
“No network will witness any deliberate shutdown or disruptions, especially at this very crucial period of general elections in the country,” he said.
He assured all users of telecommunications and banking services utilizing network facilities of continued optimal service delivery before, during, and after the general elections in Nigeria.