COVID-19: Subscriber group calls for immediate suspension of NIN Registration

JUST IN: FG relaxes ban on new SIM Card activation​

COVID-19: Subscriber group calls for immediate suspension of NIN Registration   The Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria (ATCIS) has urged the Federal government to suspend the ongoing NIN registration by telephone subscribers nationwide immediately. Making the call while addressing newsmen in Lagos recently, Prince Sina Bilesanmi, the national president of the association, said the suspension becomes necessary as more Nigerians are on daily basis being exposed to the dangers of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic as they throng the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) offices in…

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BREAKING: FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement

FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement

FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement   Nigerians with lost subscriber’s identity module (SIM) cards and intention to replace same can now do so provided they have their National Identity Numbers (NIN). The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) revealed this Wednesday in a note to Business Metrics, giving update on the ongoing SIM audit, registration and NIN integration exercise ordered by the federal government. ALTON noted the challenges experienced by customers seeking to replace or upgrade their SIM cards following the suspension of sale and activation…

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ALTON takes stand on FG’s NIN for SIM card demand

FG lifts ban on SIM card replacement

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has reacted to the directive by the federal government that National Identity Numbers be synchronized with SIM card registration in Nigeria. In a statement signed Wednesday by Gbenga Adebayo, the national chairman of the association, ALTON promised to work with the government and other stakeholders to achieve a robust identity system that will further contribute to the country’s digital economy drive. The statement reads: “As an industry, we recognise the importance of a strong national identity system and the critical contribution…

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NIN for SIM: Reps intervene, calls for 10-month deadline extension

JUST IN: FG relaxes ban on new SIM Card activation​

The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to jettison the two weeks deadline for linking SIM cards to National Identity Number (NIN) and extend the deadline. The decision followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu on Wednesday during plenary which made the lawmakers to conclude that the NIN for SIM exercise requires enough timeframe to be achieved. Elumelu in his motion explained that the House agrees with the policy of linking SIM cards to NIN, he explained that the…

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