Why Lawmakers Want NCC To Stop Teleology From Claiming 9mobile Ownership
Teleology Holdings Limited has already taken over 9mobile former Etisalat Nigeria, but it appears that the lawmakers at the House of Representatives are not happy with the process.
The lawmakers under the House of Representatives’ Committee on Telecommunications are, therefore, asking telecom regulator, the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC to stop Teleology from claiming ownership of 9mobile.
The committee on Wednesday grilled the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, over the sale of 9mobile to Teleology without the knowledge of the lawmakers.
The NCC, however, denied being part of the sale of 9mobile to Teleology, saying that the transaction was between the consortium of banks who took over the company from Etisalat and the new operator.
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The commission also disclosed that it had yet to issue an operational licence to Teleology.
“The last time we met, our decision was for everybody to go back and that anything that was happening on the sale, take-over or transfer of licence, the committee should know about it. Unfortunately, the committee read on the pages of newspapers that Teleology had taken over 9mobile.
“We as a committee do not know anybody called Teleology because they have never appeared before this committee. I believe that NCC should know whoever Teleology is and be able to help us to call them. Unfortunately, they are not here again today,” Chairman of the Committee, Mr Saheed Akinade-Fijabi said.
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