The Minister of Communication has suspended the N 4 USSD charge planned by mobile Operators.
A statement by Mrs Uwa Suleiman, Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications on Sunday directed the immediate suspension of the charges until he’s properly briefed.
The Minister is said to be unaware of the imposed charges.
The statement reads, “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.”