NCC to eliminate substandard mobile phones in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon stop the use of substandard mobile devices in the country. It frowned at the importation and marketing of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices, saying approved phone list is on its website.

According to NCC,

…we are worried by the continuous proliferation of substandard mobile phones and devices in the country had again advised telecom consumers to eschew patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices.

The Commission will commence the enforcement of its regulations against the continuous proliferation of substandard mobile phones and devices in the country.

NCC had earlier warned Nigerians against the use of Substandard phones also known as low quality or less privileged or counterfeit mobile phones because it causes cancer. Substandard phones are dangerous to health therefore you are advice to run away from them.

Substandard phones were responsible for some of the cancer ailments being suffered by the citizens.

How To Identify A Substandard Phones

This is how you Know a Substandard phone

  • They are too cheap compared to the original
  • They look like the original
  • No warranty
  • Fake battery

Don’t fall victim to counterfeit phones. Check NCC sites for approved lists of phones you should use.



Andre is a network engineer with a solid technical background and a proven record in building and troubleshooting computer systems, networking, website design and blogging with broad knowledge on call center operations and administration. Above all, a man with great desire in sharing his knowledge and views, cutting across technology, social and politics.

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