Minister to Nigerians: Link NIN to SIM card within 2 weeks or be blocked

Pantami tasks NITDA to reinforce IT projects clearance in public sector

The Nigerian Government has given mobile telephone subscribers two weeks, starting from today, December 16, 2020 to link their National Identity Number (NIN) with their mobile phone number or risk having their numbers blocked by their network providers. The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) in a statement issued on Tuesday explained that the notice was in line with an earlier directive on the suspension of new SIM registration by network operators, by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, which was followed with a meeting of key stakeholders in…

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FG orders MNOs to suspend SIM sale, registration, activation

SIM infractions

As NCC begins another audit of Subscriber Registration Database Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has ordered suspension of sales , registration and activation of subscriber identification module (SIM) cards in the country. This is in line with the government’s desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM card registration exercise of September, 2019. Thus, Minister Pantami has directed the telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to embark on another audit of the Subscriber Registration Database again. A statement signed…

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