The Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC says it has commenced a forensic audit of inflated data and unsolicited messages charges by Mobile Network Operators on subscribers.
This is meant to further force down the price of data and internet connectivity in Nigeria.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta stated this responding to the “Man of the Year” award conferred on him by Money magazine in Abuja.
Professor Danbatta said broadband penetration which has risen to 45 percent in the country would better reach the larger populace if the cost of data is more affordable across board.
Professor Danbatta said based on the efforts of the commission, more mobile network operators have been registered on the Nigeria stock market thereby giving more power and ownership to the subscribers.
He said in 2020, Nigerian shareholders in a prominent telecom network provider recieved about a trillion NAIRA of premium.
Presenting the Award, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Money Magazine, Dr Ndi Okereke-Onyuike represented by Mr Eke Agbai described the EVC of NCC as a dedicated and selfless leader as exemplified in his effective management of the Commission and the sector.
The Money Man of the Year Award is conferred yearly on Nigerians who have made massive impact on the lives of Nigerians