Published On: Thu, Apr 28th, 2016

NCC warns spectrum bidders of fraudulent schemes

MTN, NCC solution to drive broadband accessABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has  denied a letter purported to have emanated from it directing bidders and  operators canvassing for Intention to Bid (ITB) to make payments to a
certain bank in South Africa in respect of the proposed 2.6GHz Spectrum  Auction.

According to a public notice signed by management, the commission will  never do anything outside the rules approved for these processes.

“The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been  drawn to a letter purportedly written to some bidders/operators canvassing  for Intention to Bid (ITB) payments to a certain Bank Pekao, South Africa in respect of the proposed 2.6GHz Spectrum Auction.

“As a responsible Commission with proven records of transparency in all  its activities including auction processes, we will never do anything outside the rules approved for these processes,” the notice read.

NCC added that the letter did not emanate from the commission to any operator.

“That is why it looks strange that some unscrupulous persons could forge  the Executive Vice Chairman EVC’s signature purporting it to be same in a  sinister motive to deceive and swindle would-be investors in the Spectrum of payments of such money thereto,” the notice  added.

The commission advised intending bidders, operators and members of the public to disregard the content and texture of the letter.

“Henceforth, would-be and successful bidders should clarify any letter  from the Commission before making payments,” the notice read.

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