linkage of NINs with SIM cards
Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, supervising the enrollment process at the NIMC Headquarters enrollment centre. Photo credit: NIMC 

The NCC has issued a new statement regarding the ongoing linkage of NINs with SIM cards.

According to the government agency, telecom subscribers will not be disconnected en masse as a result of exercise.

More so, NCC’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, also highlighted some benefits of linking the NINs with SIM cards in line with the government’s directive

The Nigerian Communications Commission has reportedly said there will be no mass disconnection of telecom subscribers as a result of the ongoing linkage of National Identity Numbers (NINs) with SIM cards.

The commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, was quoted to have said that a recent survey there are now approximately four to five SIM Cards to every Nigerian subscriber.

He said this explains the basis of allowing the linkage of up to seven SIMs to one unique NIN in a recently launched portal by the Nigerian government.

Adinde noted that if there were 43 million Nigerians with NINs, this could account for about 172 million SIMs already linked with NINs.

The NCC’s spokesperson explained that the ongoing exercise of linking NINs with SIM cards is for the benefit of all Nigerians.



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