NCC Seals Off, Popular Enugu Car Tracking Firm For Operating IllegallyLatest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, on Tuesday sealed – off a popular Enugu based car tracking firm, D-Tec, communication services for operating illegally over the years.
It said the organization has been in business without authorization from the commission which is the only federal government agency empowered by law to issue license to registered firms undertaking communication services, including car tracking in Nigeria.
Briefing newsmen in Enugu shortly after sealing-off the company located at New Haven area of Enugu, principal manager, compliance monitoring and enforcement of NCC, Mr. Chukwuemeka Obi, disclosed that section 131 of the Act establishing the Commission empowers it to clampdown on any communication company operating without its certification.
He said the illegal company was discovered during one of its monitoring exercise, after which the owner was given ample opportunity to do the needful required by law, but he refused to comply hence, the need for enforcement action.
“What we have just done today at D-Tech communication services Enugu, is to sound a note of warning to other firms offering similar, or other forms of communications services to members of the public in Enugu and other parts of the South- East geopolitical zone, without clearance from NCC, because if you are apprehended you will face the music.
Obi, who spoke alongside the South East zonal Coordinator of the Commission, Mrs. Emilia NWokoro, warned those engaging in various forms of communication services without clearance by NCC to better do the needful, or be ready to face the consequence if apprehended.
“Before you offer any communication services to members of the public in Nigeria, you must be registered and licence by NCC” he insisted
According to him, patronising such unregistered car tracking outfits, could expose innocent citizens to serious danger.
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