JUST IN: NCC Gives Telecommunications Companies 14 Days to Block SIM Cards Registered Without NIN

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says telecommunications companies have 14 days to block SIM cards not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

Citing a statement by the NCC, Bashir Ahmad, special assistant to the president on new media, disclosed this on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

“The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile and others) in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN), the Commission has said in a statement,” the presidential aide tweet.

All SIM cards are expected to be registered with NIN before the end of the year 2020.

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