Friday September 24, 2021

Public Notices

The following are the Public Notices issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission. By the publication of these notices in print, broadcast or online, the Commission seeks to inform the public of developments and upcoming actions relating to its activites and the Nigerian telecommunications industry.


The Nigerian Communications Commission, the Regulator of the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, supports amongst other things, telecommunications-based research innovations from tertiary institutions in the country that are practical, locally realisable and have clear potential of contributing to the development of the telecommunications industry.

Pursuant to this objective the Commission invites proposals from academics in tertiary institutions that have feasible research ideas, capable of replacing or enhancing foreign technologies in the telecommunications ecosystem in Nigeria. It is envisaged that the initiative will help build capacity in the tertiary institutions and promote Nigeria's contribution to the pool of technologies in use in the communications industry.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to invite entries for its 2021 National Essay Competition for undergraduates. This year's edition, the third in the series, will focus on Fifth Generation (5G) technology with the following objectives:

The Nigerian Communications Commission informs the general public, particularly banks and other financial institutions, government agencies, telecommunications service providers, private/public companies, and owners/occupiers of residential premises, that the sale, installation and usage of GSM boosters is illegal.

The Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) has become a necessary component for citizens to access various services provided through telecommunications systems, and it has been determined that linking the SIM to the National Identity Number (NIN) database will significantly enhance the safety and security of Nigerians.

The National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content in the Nigerian Telecommunications Sector is in line with the Nigerian government's commitment to ensure that Nigerians become active participants in the different sectors of the economy.