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FG to block SIM cards without National Identity Numbers

SIM cards In Nigerian without National Identity Numbers will be blocked by FG.

National Identity Numbers

Just recently 16th December 2020, The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, gave telecommunications operators in the country two weeks to block SIM Cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers, NIN.

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This was made known in a statement by the NCC Director of Public Affairs of the NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde.

The director stressed that any telecom operators that failed to comply with the directive risked outright withdrawal of its licence or heavy penalty.

”Following the earlier directive on the suspension of new SIM registration by network operators, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) convened an urgent meeting of key stakeholders in the Communications industry on Monday, December 14, 2020.

Following decisions were taken for immediate implementation by all Network Operators: Affirmation of the earlier directive to totally suspend registration of NEW SIMs by all operators.

Operators to require ALL their subscribers to provide valid National Identification Number (NIN) to update SIM registration records.

Violations of this directive will be met by stiff sanctions, including the possibility of withdrawal of operating license. The general public is hereby urged to ensure that their NINs are captured in their SIM registration data.”

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  1. This goverment are just unbelivable

  2. Nigeria na wako country

  3. They want to copy other countries they think they are civilized. Oh! What a Nigeria. On top simcard again.

  4. Let me see how they want to block over millions of people’s phone numbers. Nigeria no won wise.

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