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THE Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has said they will continue to fine operators who did not comply by the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) guiding them.
This was made known by the EVC of the commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta while addressing journalist at the stakeholder meeting of the commission held in Kano.

He said they are not finining operators on flimsy excuses; it is only when there is cases of infringement are established and it will be based on the consistent of the law.

Danbatta said people forget that the regulator conduct this important affair of regulation, in consistency with the Act and other regulations gazette for the SIM card registration regulation, the law establishing the USPF and other laws regulating monitoring and compliance.

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It is when we establish infringement by the operators or actions that are incompatible with the Act that we invoke appropriate provisions of the law pertaining to those infringements and their appropriate sanctions.

He further stated that as a responsible regulator they can just watch as various infringements are being committed with impunity.

“No responsible regulator will stand by and watch this being done by the operators”, he said.

He however stated that their main responsibility is to the Nigeria consumers were there should be fairness when and if infringement are committed then we look at the laws and apply appropriate sanctions on the operator involved.

Danbatta said as a regulator they usually warn the operators and give them the opportunity to explain before disciplinary measures are being taken.

He also made known that the regulatory body is encouraging competition in the telecoms sector in the country and they cannot be applying big sticks on the time on the operators.

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