NCC’s Twitter Account Restored

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The account of the Nigerian Communications Commission, @NgComCommission, has been restored.

This followed a temporary suspension by , a decision taken ensure the safety of the account owner, NCC and its thousands of followers.

’s security features had interpreted the multiple Online staff Internet Protocol (IP) logins as a suspected attempt hack the Commission’s Twitter account, hence the decision immediately suspend the account protect the account and its followers from any security breaches or compromises.

However, a swift response the Commission filed an appeal Twitter Support, explaining the circumstance and requesting lift the suspension on the account.

Twitter, its response to the appeal to un-suspend the account, clearly stated that “If we suspect an account has been hacked or compromised, we suspend until can be secured and restored to the account owner order to potentially malicious activities caused by the compromise.”

Although Twitter can suspend accounts on two grounds: to maintain a safe environment for users on Twitter or its account violates Twitter Rules. In the NCC’ case, the suspension was based on the former ground, essentially to ensure the safety and of the Commission’s account.

In a statement today, Director of Public Affairs of the Commnission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde said the temporary suspension of its Twitter account was NEVER as a result of any violation of Twitter Rules but rather, as part of standard safety measures by Twitter management to safeguard its users’ accounts, as be interpreted by embedded security features of the microblogging site.

Adinde added “As a foremost telecoms regulatory agency that ensures compliance rules and also enforces rules in the sector regulates, the NCC complies extant rules of engagements, backed level of integrity and ethical practice, which have been nationally acknowledged.

“The Commission, therefore, thanks its followers, telecoms and other industry stakeholders for understanding and concerns during the hiatus created by the suspension and assures them that Twitter’s action was essential to protect the NCC and its online followers.

The Commission has taken steps to ensure that streamlining required is implemented to keep the account live and accessible to all its stakeholders at all times.

NCC’s Twitter account currently has over 124, 000 followers and the Commission essentially uses the account to, among others, provide and disseminate -to-date corporate communication and information on its regulatory activities to its various stakeholders, inform and educate on rights and privileges, as well as to receive and resolve complaints in real-.