House of Reps propose bill to stop unsolicited messages from telecom operators

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The House of Representatives is planning amendments to the constitution that will protect subscribers from receiving unsolicited text messages and other alleged unknown deductions by telecoms operators.

The Chairman of House Committee on Telecommunications, Saheed Akinade- Fijabi made this known while featuring at the South-West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP), media chat yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Akinade-Fijabi, who disclosed that the NCC amendment Act has passed through the second reading, said: “There are a lot of amendments in the NCC Act but the major one is on the unsolicited messages.”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker said the amendment of the Act “will serve as a legal back up needed to sanction any erring companies.”

According to him, the major amendment on the NCC Act is that of the unsolicited messages, after it has been passed and the president gives his assent, it will serve as sanction to any defaulter.

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