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Regulator cautions subscribers on use of its Facebook page

Ojobo said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that some followers of the page had turned it into an advertising platform.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, NCC CEO/EVC

Mr Tony Ojobo, the Director, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday cautioned telecommunications subscribers on the use of the commission's Facebook page.

It, however, urged them to review and adhere to the page's moderation policy, when posting comments.

According to the statement, posting comments that repeatedly violate the moderation policy may result in the follower's account being banned from the regulatory body's page.

It said that the NCC encouraged comments that contributed to friendly and intelligent discussion on its activities, programmes and the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, for all visitors.

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The statement added that responses to inquiries would be attended to within 48 hours.

"We aim to respond to direct questions in a timely manner; however, we cannot guarantee response to all questions and comments.

"When posting comments, please review and adhere to the moderation policy. Comments and Posts containing advertisements and /or spam may be deleted.

"Our wall is not to be utilised as a free advertising space for your business. Do not solicit links for personal blogs and website spam (posting the same comment over and over again).

"Abusive language towards fellow commentators, deliberately provoking other commentators or the Nigeria Communications Commission Staff will not be accepted any longer.

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"Aggressive, insulting, profane or overly negative comments, topics that do not relate to the discussion at hand, may be deleted.

"Posting comments that repeatedly violate the moderation policy may result in your account being banned from our page,'' it quoted Ojobo as saying.

The statement urged the page followers to report to the moderators, comments that might violate the moderation policy, by clicking ''X'' in the top right of the comment box and clicking ''Report as Abuse''.

It said that the telecommunications umpire strived to make its Facebook page a positive environment, and reserved the right to update the moderation policy as needed.

The statement said that the commission valued its followers' opinions, as it encouraged them to continue contributing to the discussions.

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