9.2 million SIM cards ‘not properly registered’ to be Blocked— NCC

Written by on September 13, 2019

Anytime from now, a total of nine point two million SIM cards currently in use without proper registration, are to be blocked by the Nigeria Communication Commission.

Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who gave the directive, said the action was sequel to the submission of the short-term performance by the Commission to the federal government.

Pantami directed NCC to ensure that all mobile network operators block SIM cards that do not meet proper registration standards until users comply with proper re-registration procedures.

The minister explained that the security implication of the irregularity was too grave to ignore and that the Federal Ministry of Communications will not tolerate any actions or inaction that will compromise the nation’s security.


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