NCC extends date for Mobile Number Portability

The Nigerian Commission has now fixed April 4 as the new date.

The Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, has extended the planned date for Mobile Number Portability.

The Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Tony Ojobo, said that March 25, the earlier date fixed for the Mobile Number Portability, MNP, launch would not be possible due to the fact that the equipment were undergoing final testing.

“MNP operator are ready and set, they are just fine tuning their equipment for final testing which will affect the target date. The operators request for additional three weeks to complete testing. The MNP launch hopefully will now take place April 4,” he said.

Mr. Ojobo said that the commission had started an awareness campaign on various media organisations adding, “There is the need for the public to know the essence and the benefits of MNP and how to access it.”

On the control emergency centres, he also said that the commission was finalising the test running of the two pilot emergency centres in Minna and Akwa, saying that the control emergency number for the country was 112.

Mr. Ojobo said that 18 other pilot emergency centres were still being tested, saying that Minna would be controlling the North while Akwa would do same for the South.

“The commission will soon launch the two pilot emergency centres, what is delaying the launch are policy issues,” he said.

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