Federal Government Suspends MTN’s N4 SMS charge.

Following Nigerians reactions to the introduction of USSD charged by telecom companies, the Federal Ministry of Communications has ordered the companies to suspend the service charge. 

The telecommunications had on Sunday, October 20, 2019, notified their customers that they will be charged N4 per 20 seconds when they use USSD for banking services.

They also said that the service charge will start from Monday, October 21, 2019. 

This has, however, sparked reactions on social media as Nigerians shared the message they received from network providers.

Reacting to the development, the Federal Ministry of Communications, in a statement signed by Uwa Suleiman, spokesperson to the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, said the minister is not aware of the service charge.

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