From June 26, telecommunication operators in
the country must, according to the Nigeria
Communications Commission, henceforth rollover
a subscriber’s unused or unfinished data.
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has directed
operators in the telecommunication industry to begin data rollover
from June 26.
This means telecom operators must henceforth add a subscriber’s
unused or unfinished data to his/her new or next data
Before this new directive from the NCC, subscribers’ unfinished or
unused data subscription automatically became useless to them
as soon as it hit the expiry date.
According to The Guardian, the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman,
Prof Garba Umar Danbatta, said telecom operators must begin the
implementation of the data rollover directive from June 26, 2018.
Prof. Danbatta gave the marching order at the 95th consumers
outreach programme in Dutse, Jigawa State.
The NCC boss, who was represented by the Head of Information
and Reference Unit of the commission, Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, said
failure by the operators to start implementing the directive would
attract N5m fine on each subscriber, which they failed to roll over.
“The NCC has directed the telecom service providers in the country
to begin the implementation of data rollover on June 26, 2018.
They have been duly informed about this and they have also been
given adequate time to prepare their networks for it.
“Failure to implement this will attract N5m fine on the first of
failure on each sim card and N500,000 on each day that follows
the first default date.
“All these are to ensure that the consumers’ rights, privileges and
interests are adequately protected,” he said.
The governor of Jigawa State, Abubakar Badaru, said the NCC
should work on closing the access gaps in the state.
Represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Barrister Ibrahim
Hassan Hadeija, he said the NCC and the operators should do
more to make e-learning popular among students by crashing the
prices of data subscription.
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