The Federal Ministry of Communication has directed MTN to discontinue such plan notifying subscribers of a four naira (N4:00) charge per 20 seconds on USSD access to banking services from the 21st of October 2019.
In a press statement on Sunday signed by Uwa Suleiman (Mrs), Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communication, the Minister stated that he’s not aware of any development to warrant such.
Read Statement Below:
DISCONTINUATION OF ALLEGED USSD SERVICE CHARGE BY MTN NIGERIA
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.