NCC Denies Issuing 9Mobile “Certificate of Site Ownership” Letter, Asks Public to Disregard

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said did not issued the “Certificate of Site Ownership” letter currently making the rounds in the public space.


The letter claimed that the Commission had conducted an inspection on a certain site which is for “9-Mobile Telecommunications Company G.P.R.S”.

According to the NCC, the letter which allude to clearance of “Mast Transmission Antenna”, said that those behind the letter gave conditions that the unsuspecting recipient of the letter would meet to make the certificate valid and effective for use by “10th November 2022”.

“It is possible that several and variants of the fraudulent letter may have been sent to individuals, and organisations, with the intent to defraud, using the name of the Commission”, the NCC said, dissociating itself from the import, and content of this letter, or similar ones, which may have been sent out by the faceless individuals.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the design and format of the forged letterhead bears no similarity with those of the Commission. The department quoted in the fraudulent letter is non-existent at the Commission. The signatory to the letter is also not known to the Commission”, the NCC noted.

The advised the public to note that telecommunications services are offered by companies which are issued licences by the Commission adding that the Commission also maintains a register of all telecommunications companies in the country.

The statement from the NCC further explained that the process of initiating, or exchanging correspondence between the Commission, and the licensees, has definite and distinct standard and style stressing that the Commission has very open and credible channels of communication, through which all information about it, and its activities, including matters relating to correspondence on any subject matter, can be leveraged for verification.

“While the Commission frowns at the nefarious activities of these fraudsters, telecom stakeholders, the Nigerian public, and corporate organizations, are advised to be wary of the wiles of many fraudsters prowling in the streets with all kinds of illegitimate documents, to avoid being victims of their nefarious activities”, the NCC said.

At the time of filing this report, the 9M0bile is yet to respond to TechnologyMirror question on the mention of its name in the said letter.

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