Minister of Communications Directs NCC to Suspend Implementation of USSD Service Charges by MTN


October 20, 2019

By Federal Ministry of Communications

The attention of the Federal Ministry of Communications has been drawn to the viral text message allegedly sent by the Mobile Network Operator MTN Nigeria and other Mobile Operators notifying subscribers of a four naira (N4:00) charge per 20 seconds on USSD access to banking services from the 21st of October 2019.

The office of the Honourable Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM is unaware of this development and has hereby directed the sector regulator, the Nigerian

Communications Commission (NCC) ensures the operator suspends such plans until the Honourable Minister is fully and properly briefed.


Uwa Suleiman (Mrs)

Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications

20th October 2019

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