The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has denied the shutting down of its networks during the general elections on Saturday.
To curb the rumor, the telecom regulator described this as a misinformation and handiwork of fraudsters intending to cause ruckus.
According to NCC, all ICT services including online transfer facilities of banks will continue to work optimally. The Commission said it has received assurances from all telecom operators in the country that their network will not witness any deliberate disruption during the elections.
In a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs signed by its Director of Affairs, Reuben Mouka, the NCC assured telecoms subscribers and bank customers there will be no shutdown of telecoms service. Part of the statement said:
“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,” the commission said in a statement on Thursday.
“Therefore, all users of telecommunications and banking services utilizing network facilities are assured of continued optimal service delivery before, during, and after the general elections in Nigeria,” It added.
The commission said it has received great assurances from all the service providers to the effect that all the network services are currently in optimal performance, and will not witness any deliberate shutdown or disruptions, especially at this very crucial period of general elections in the country.
In order news, CBN (Central Bank Of Nigeria) has debunked the rumor that is making the rounds on WhatsApp that it will shut down financial transactions from Thursday, February 28, 2023.