NCC suspends new SIM cards registration , activation by network operators

NCC suspends new SIM cards registration , activation by network operators

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that, it is set to embark on another audit of the Subscriber Registration Database.

Accordingly, Mobile Network Operators are  directed to immediately suspend the sale, registration and activation of new SIM Cards until the audit exercise is concluded, and Government has conveyed the new direction.

The Commission said that, the directive was in line with the Federal Government desire to consolidate the achievement of the SIM Card registration exercise of September, 2019.”The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to embark on another audit of the Subscriber Registration Database.
The objective of the audit exercise is to  verify and ensure compliance by Mobile Network Operators with the set quality standards and requirements of SIM Card Registration as issued by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and the Commission”, the NCC stated in a statement sent to Daily Sun.
However, where it is absolutely necessary, exemption may be granted in writing by the Commission following approval from the Federal Government.
“MNOs are to please note that non-compliance with this directive will be met with strict sanctions, including the possibility of withdrawal of operating license.”
As the Minister had earlier directed in January, 2020, all citizens are urged to immediately secure Digital Identification from the National Identity Management Commission and submit to the Network Operators. 

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