Though these letters might be in circulation, the NCC has declared them as 'fake'.

The commission said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos, that its attention has been drawn to the circulation of letters of award of various contracts purportedly written by its Secretary.

“The commission wishes to categorically state that these letters were not issued by the commission.

“When contracts are to be awarded by the commission, adverts are published in various newspapers, the Federal Tenders Journal and our websites.

 “The procurement process adopted by the Commission is always transparent and can be duly verified.

“The general public and corporate organisations are advised not to transact business with the unscrupulous persons issuing these fake letters,’’ it said.

The telecommunications regulator urged members of the public to ensure that thorough diligence is conducted in all cases to avoid falling victim to criminals carrying false documents.

It said that offers of the fake letters of award should be reported to the commission or the law enforcement agencies.

“Any person who deals with such peddlers of fake letters does so at his/her own risk,” the commission said.