The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied allegations to the effect that it has been tracking and leaking conversations in recent times.
The Commission in a statement Tuesday acknowledged that it had 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.
It therefore denied the allegations in its entirety stressing that it does not and cannot track or leak the conversations of anyone.
“ The Commission denies the allegations in their entirety” the statement said.
“ 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 Commission has reported the allegations, which we take seriously, to relevant security agencies for proper investigation and necessary action.
“ 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.
The Commission emphatically denied the allegations and advised the public to disregard them.