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FG orders NCC to block unregistered 9.2 million SIM cards

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Subscriber Identification Module (SIM), widely known as a SIM card

In line with the directives of the Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on assumption of office to all Agencies and Parastatals under his purview, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has submitted its baseline short-term performance targets report.

In a press release signed by the Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communications, Uwa Suleiman, he said that the report signed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission contained precise figures of improperly registered SIM cards in use around the country.

The Commission in its report disclosed that an estimated nine million two hundred thousand (9.2M) SIM cards did not comply with the proper procedures of SIM registration.

The investigation which was carried out at the behest of the minister has exposed for the first time in the Telecomms history of Nigeria, in precise detail, the magnitude of defaulters.

To ensure maximum compliance, Dr Pantami, has directed NCC to ensure all mobile network operators block all SIM cards that do not meet proper registration standards until users comply with proper reregistration procedures.

The security implication of this irregularity is too grave to ignore and the Federal Ministry of Communications will not tolerate any actions or inactions that will compromise the nation’s security.

176 COMMENTS

  1. Trouble the sleep y una wake am.
    See is not only to block the Sim tell them those who has not yet register their Sim should go and register…that’s all

  2. Trouble the sleep y una wake am.
    See is not only to block the Sim tell them those who has not yet register their Sim should go and register…that’s all

  3. Comment: this stupid federal govt of Nigeria is just too good at frustrating Nigerians. what is the essence of registering sim whereas when a sim card is lost, retrieving it becomes very difficult despite registration.

  4. A whole 9.2million unregistered sims? How ,cos this aim registration have on over a long time now ,in fact, some of us have re-registered ours. Those must be sims in the hands of fraudsters and a few old people and local people in the rural areas. I stand with govt on this 100%.

  5. Nigerians and non compliance of laid down rules,I think the federal government has given this order some years back,why is it that some people still find a way to bypass the directive.

  6. Whoever has not registered their sim should go and register before the NCC starts implementing the directive of the minister

  7. Blocking the unregistered sim card shouldn’t be the option…. But to tell those that not yet register to go and do so b4 blocking

  8. See is not only to block the Sim tell them those who has not yet register their Sim should go and register…that’s all

  9. I don’t see the possibility of people still using unregistered SIMs in the present time. NCC is working to make communication better and more beneficial

  10. Trouble the sleep y una wake am.
    See is not only to block the Sim tell them those who has not yet register their Sim should go and register…that’s all

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