Discontinuation Of Alleged USSD Service Charge By MTN Nigeria



The Federal Ministry of Communications said its attention 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 21st October, 2019.

According to a statement signed by Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications, 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) to ensure that the operator suspends such plans until the Honourable Minister is fully and properly briefed.