NCC warns public of fake contract award letters in circulation

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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

The management of the Nigerian Communications Commission has warned members of the public to not be swayed by the contract award letters in circulation purportedly signed by the Commission’s Management, saying it’s fake.

The Commission, through a statement that was put out recently said, its attention had 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 statement said.

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

The Commission, therefore, urged the general public and corporate entities that thorough diligence is conducted in all cases to avoid falling victim to the peddlers of these fake letters of award.

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

The telecommunications regulator says these fake letters of award should be reported to the Commission or the Law Enforcement Agencies, saying “any person who deals with such peddlers of fake letters does so at his/ her own risk.”

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