Telecommunications - Less than a year after paying N1.18 billion, Airtel Nigeria, Etisalat Nigeria, Globacom and MTN Nigeria, have again been fined a total sum of N22 million for contravening the ban on promotions and lotteries in their respective networks as placed by the Commission.
A statement issued by NCC said MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, is to pay N10 million on account of five promotions at N2m for each promotion while Etisalat is to pay N6m for three promotions in its network.
Airtel is to pay N4m for running two promotions against the ban while Globacom will pay N2m for one promotion.
Mr. Reuben Mouka, head, media and publicity, NCC said all the operators have seven days to pay their respective sanction amounts from date of receipt of the sanction notice on February 22, 2013, and are liable to payment of the sum of N1m for any day that the contravention persists.
The notice of the sanctions, signed by the Commission's Director of Legal and Regulatory Services, Ms. Josephine Amuwa, said 'in the event of further non-compliance with the ban, and or refusal to pay the sanction amount within the stipulated time, the Commission shall have no other option than to impose stiffer penalties in accordance with the powers of the Commission, including but not limited to payment of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) for each day that the contravention persists'.
By Chima Akwaja