COVID-19 Scam: NCC Adopts Measures to Stop It

COVID-19 Scam: NCC Adopts Measures to Stop It

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has sent telepresence machines over certain areas in the nation.

This is focused at restricting the spread of the COVID-19 in the country. Specifically, around 123 areas have been outfitted with the innovation. This is being done for the Federal Government through the Galaxy Backbone (GBB) Limited, a parastatal under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, had prior coordinated GBB to use its made sure about government-wide telepresence and joint effort offices to guarantee government capacities proceed while keeping up social removing.

As per Pantami’s representative, Uwa Suleiman, yesterday, GBB has consented by situating its telepresence and coordinated effort offices to guarantee profitability, improve security and lessen the expense of correspondence during this period.

As indicated by her, video conferencing terminals have been introduced at more than 120 Federal Government organizations, including the workplaces of Vice President, 26 pastors, 17 priests of state, Chief of Staff to the President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, 37 Federal Permanent Secretaries, Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and other key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.Uwa clarified that calls and gatherings were made sure about with start to finish encryption inside GBB worked government arrange.

As indicated by her, GBB likewise has the ability to give both open and private part associations secure and dependable telepresence administrations from its best in class Unified Communication Services (UCS) stage.

In the mean time the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made Nigerians aware of phony site spreading bogus free Internet guarantee. NCC clarified that the phony site ( is approaching Nigerian residents to apply for a free Internet pack apparently being given by the Nigerian government in a joint effort with NCC.

“Nigerian government, in a joint effort with NCC, is offering every single Nigerian resident up to 20GB of information to remain at home and get forward-thinking data in an offer to counter the spread of COVID-19. All Nigeria residents are qualified with the expectation of complimentary Internet association with remain at home securely and appreciate the Internet in an offer to control the spread of COVID-19. The free Internet bundle is accessible to everybody beginning from Friday, 27th March, 2020,” the beguiling site asserts in its message.

The site suspiciously approaches Nigerians to apply for the free Internet by clicking a web connect, which naturally takes them to a website page with a discourse box where they are required to fill in their profile information and different socioeconomics.

The NCC expressed that neither the Nigerian government nor the Commission has given such a message to Nigerian residents. NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, said the Commission emphatically prompts Nigerians and all telecom buyers to be careful with the fake, bogus and misleading case.

“The overall population should disapprove the deception which has picked up footing by the ascent in beat of its flow,” Nkemadu said. He said the message ought to be dismissed completely. “The said site is a trick and an all out misleading to hoodwink Nigerians of their well deserved cash and to saddle individual information for deceitful purposes,” he included