Federal Ministry of Communications has oreder immediate suspension of the new USSD charges raised by Nigeria Telecommunication Company, that if any one of the telecom operators violates the directive will be sanctioned.
MTN Nigeria sent this Messages to all their customers/subscribers to note when the new USSD charges will take effect.
Yello, as requested by your bank, from Oct 21, we will start charging you directly for USSD access to banking services. Please contact your bank for more info.
Yello, Please note that from Oct 21, we will charge N4 per 20 seconds for USSD access to banking services. Thank you.
According to the Federal Ministry of Communications as they weight the gravity of the new USSD charges proposed wasn’t justified so they ordered immediate suspension of the new tariff.
After receiving briefing about the proposed USSD charges, I realized there was no justification for the new tariff, consequently, I directed it’s immediate suspension, any telecom operator that violates this directive would be sanctioned appropriately.