Minister orders MTN to shelve alleged plans on USSD charges - News Summed Up

Minister orders MTN to shelve alleged plans on USSD charges


The Minister of Communication, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said that he was not aware of an alleged plan by MTN Nigeria to start charging four Kobo for USSD service beginning from Monday, October 21. Some telecoms subscribers alleged that, on Sunday, they received text messages from their service providers informing them that those who use unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channels to access banking services would have to pay new charges as from October 21. However, the Federal Ministry of Communications has ordered a discontinuation of the idea by MTN or any other telecoms service provider in the country. The office of the Honourable Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is unaware of this development and has hereby directed the sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission ensures the operator suspends such plans until the Honourable Minister is fully and properly briefed. SignedUwa Suleiman (Mrs)Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications20th October 2019DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON


Source: Punch October 20, 2019 16:18 UTC



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