NEWS ANALYSIS: SIMs/NINs Directive: Time to rescue telecoms industry

47.8m subscribers now NIN-SIM compliant

NEWS ANALYSIS: SIMs/NINs Directive: Time to rescue telecoms industry   THE directive last week by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy that the National Identity Number, NIN, has become mandatory for a subscriber to carry a mobile phone is not only a slap on the faces of Nigerians already going through very troubled times but a plain manifestation that arbitrariness is being elevated to the dizzy heights of national policy. Operators have been given only two weeks to comply and ensure that over 190m subscribers on their networks are properly…

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