THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied claims of telephone tracking and leakage leveled against it in some quarters of the media.
NCC, in a statement, signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, Tuesday, said it 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 clarified that it denies the allegations in their entirety; by the provisions of the Nigerian Communication Act (NCA) 2003 and other extant Laws of the Federation, it (NCC) does not and cannot “track” nor “leak” telephone conversations of anyone.
NCC informed that it has reported the allegations, which “we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.”
The Commission restated 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.
This is coming following the leaked audio conversation between the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi and the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo.