Nigeria: NCC Implements New SIM Cards Rules

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From Juliet Bada, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has implemented the new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards rules in the country.

NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, 2020 made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

Adinde said the implementation followed the earlier directive on the suspension of new SIM registration by network operators by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.

He said that the minister had convened an urgent meeting of key stakeholders in the communications industry.

According to him, the meeting had in attendance the NCC Management, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and CEOs of Service Providers in the industry.

He also disclosed that all stakeholders agreed that drastic measures have become inevitable to improve the integrity and transparency of the SIM registration process.

He urged Nigerians to ensure that their NINs were captured in their SIM registration data, adding that all inconveniences which might be occasioned by the directive were deeply regretted.

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