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Just In: FG To Block SIM Cards Not Registered With National Identity Number (NIN)

Just In: FG To Block SIM Cards Not Registered With National Identity Number (NIN)

Nigerian telecommunications operators, MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile have been directed to disconnect every SIM card not synchronized with valid National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th. The information was convened by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) on Monday, December 14, 2020, following an urgent meeting of key stakeholders in the Communications industry.

The meeting ended with the setting up of a Ministerial Task Force comprising the Minister and all the CEOs among others as members is to monitor compliance by all networks.

Recall that the Federal government had earlier suspended new SIM registration by network operators across the country.

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