NCC Enforces Mandatory SIM Card Registration with NIN, Deadline Looming

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a strong reminder to all telecommunications operators (MTN, Glo, Airtel, etc.) and the public about the mandatory registration of SIM cards using National Identification Numbers (NINs).

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As of February 28th, 2024, all phone lines that are not linked to their corresponding NINs will be barred from service. This deadline remains in effect. The NCC emphasizes the critical importance of NIN-linked SIM cards for national security reasons. This linkage helps authorities identify and track down individuals involved in criminal activities or suspicious behavior.

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While prioritizing national security, the NCC assures the public of its unwavering commitment to protecting consumer rights and ensuring high-quality service delivery.

The NCC highlights the significant contribution of the telecommunications industry to the Nigerian economy. According to the Nigerian Gross Domestic Product Report (November 2023), the industry contributed 13.5% to the GDP in 2023.

Chidalu Glory

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