The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has debunked allegations of any telephone tracking and leakage levelled against it by some individuals and the media.
In a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Ruben Muoka , the Commission stated that “‘By the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone”.
The Statement Reads:
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been inundated with enquiries by the media on allegations of telephone “tracking” and “leakage” made against the Commission by some individuals and groups in the social and alternative Media.
The Commission wishes to make the following clarifications:
i. The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety. ii. By the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, the Commission does not and cannot "track" nor "leak" telephone conversations of anyone.
iii. The Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.
iv. 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; and 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.
Recall that an alleged leaked audio conversation between the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the last election, Peter Obi and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo went viral over the weekend .
Obi has however denied that the audio clip in circulation is false, saying that he never implied that the 2023 general election is a religious war.