Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Etisalat, Lottery Commission Petition NCC Over Ban On Promos

Etisalat Nigeria said it ought to be exempted from the blanket ban on promos and lotteries run by telecom operators because its network has no capacity problem or network congestions.

Steve Evans, chief executive of the company who stated this yesterday in Lagos at the launch of the network's new tariff plan, painted a rosy picture of his company's network robustness.

"And the reason we did not have the problem is that we did not offer plans or promos which were offered by the operators, like giving five times or many minutes on net; which you have to use till midnight of that day. It was a recipe for disaster and the operators should have known from the very beginning. They had network problem, but we in Etisalat Nigeria did not have network quality problem and we still do not have such problem," Evans claimed.

The Etisalat boss said that the network will continue to dialogue with NCC to reverse its decision on the ban, as it concerns Etisalat.

"We are talking to the NCC about the ban on promos, because we feel fundamentally that it is unfair for Etisalat to be included in that ban" Evans stated.

Also, the Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr. Peter Igho has said that the commission is currently meeting with the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) over recent ban on promo by telecom operators in Nigeria by the NCC.

With Agency Report

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