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Reps Ask NCC To Extend Deadline On Blocking SIM Cards Without NIN

Members of the House of Representatives.



The House of Representatives has requested the National Communications Commission (NCC) to increase the thirty first December deadline issued to sim card homeowners to submit their National Identification Numbers (NIN) to their community suppliers to stop blocking.

The movement was moved on Wednesday throughout plenary by the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu.

According to the lawmaker, two weeks is just too quick for 200million Nigerians to conclude the method.

The House lauds the intention of the NCC, for safety causes however needs the method to be prolonged to 10 weeks, contemplating the issue skilled by Nigerians achieve the NIN.

A file photograph of NCC emblem and a few SIM playing cards.

The Federal Government on Tuesday issued an ultimatum to all telecommunications operators within the nation to dam all Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) with out National Identification Number (NIN).

It additionally ordered the community operators to ask all their subscribers to supply legitimate NIN to replace their information and droop SIM registration.

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These fashioned components of the resolutions adopted for fast implementation by all community operators at an pressing assembly of key stakeholders within the communications trade held in Abuja.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, famous in a press release that the assembly was convened on Monday by the Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami.

According to him, the assembly resolved that the submission of NIN by subscribers would happen between December 16 and 30, 2020.

The authorities said that after the deadline, all SIMs with out NINs must be blocked from the networks whereas a Ministerial Task Force comprising the minister and all of the CEOs, amongst others, as members would monitor compliance by all networks.

It warned that violations of the directives by any community operator could be met with stiff sanctions, together with the opportunity of withdrawal of working licences.

Adinde defined that the assembly adopted the sooner directive on the suspension of latest SIM registration by community operators.

The have to consolidate the achievements of final 12 months’s SIM registration audit and enhance the efficiency and sanity of the sector was exhaustively mentioned and all stakeholders agreed that pressing drastic measures had change into inevitable to enhance the integrity and transparency of the SIM registration course of.

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