No More Free Data As NCC Orders Glo To Stop Promo

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has halted the plans of Globacom Nigeria to offer free data to all its subscribers on Friday.

In a letter signed by Sunday Dare, NCC commissioner for stakeholder management, NCC said the promotion is a clear departure from what was approved by the regulator.

As reported by, Glo had annouced that eligible subscribers would enjoy as much as 200 megabytes of data for free to enjoy what it called the “free data day”, which around round of it was to be availed this friday, August 11.

The regulator also summoned Gladys Talabi, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Globacom Nigeria, to a meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

“Please refer to the commission’s letter dated 14th March, 2017 conveying approval for your Glo overload promotion. It has however come to our notice that Globacom Nigeria Ltd has been implementing the above regulatory approval in breach especially given your recent media campaign on the ‘Glo free data offer’, a clear departure from terms and condition of the approval given for the Glo overload promotion,” the letter reads.

“Consequent upon the above, you are hereby directed to suspend implementation of the Glo overload promotion from your network with immediate effect”, NCC established.

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