The Federal Government through the Ministry of Communication has barred telecom companies on charges for USSD access to banking services.
The Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami, on Sunday called for a suspension of the planned
Dr. Pantami, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, asked the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that the operator suspends such plans because the Minister is unaware of this development and must be fully and properly briefed.
Earlier, MTN had sent a message to its mobile customers that with effect from October 21, 2019, N4 will be charged on every 20 seconds spent while using USSD access to banking services.
The message reads below:
“Yello, Please note that from Oct 21, we will charge N4 per 20 seconds for USSD access to banking services. Thank you.”