The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stopped Globacom Nigeria’s plan to offer free data to all its subscribers on Friday.
In a letter signed by Sunday Dare, NCC Commissioner for Stakeholder Management, for Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC said the promotion is a “clear departure” from what was approved by the regulator.
This is coming after Glo announced that eligible subscribers would enjoy as much as 200 megabytes of data for free.
“Please refer to the commission’s letter dated 14th March, 2017 conveying approval for your Glo overload promotion. It has however come to our notice that Globacom Nigeria Ltd has been implementing the above regulatory approval in breach especially given your recent media campaign on the ‘Glo free data offer’, a clear departure from terms and condition of the approval given for the Glo overload promotion.
“Consequent upon the above, you are hereby directed to suspend implementation of the Glo overload promotion from your network with immediate effect,” the letter read.