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NCC deactivates 2.2m unregistered SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has completely deactivated 2.2 million improperly registered Subscriber Identification Modula (SIM) Cards across telecommunication networks nationwide.

The Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC deactivates 2.2m unregistered SIM Cards

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, mar Danbatta, made this known in a statement signed by Henry Nkemadu , Director of Public Affairs in Abuja.

He said they have initiated the second phase of SIM deactivation based on the Ministerial directive and as at today, we have completely deactivated the remaining 2.2 million lines on the networks.

He, however, said that over years, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had worked with determination and through various policy initiatives, to rid mobile networks of improperly or invalidly SIM cards.

The EVC explained that this was to ensure that all the current over 184 million registered SIM card across Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) networks had valid date that were traceable and not anonymous.

According to him, the NCC should compel service providers to block all improperly registered SIM cards pending when their owners regularise their registration.


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