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Block SIMs Without NIN – NCC Orders MTN, Glo, Others

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again directed telecom operators to block telephone subscribers, who have not linked their National Identification Numbers (NIN) on or before February 28, 2024.


The Executive Vice Chairman, National Communication Commission, Dr Aminu Maida, stated this while speaking at the NCC’s Special Day during the ongoing 45th Kaduna International Trade Fair on Wednesday.


Maida who was represented by Mr Reuben Mouka, NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, insisted that as a matter of critical national security, telecom consumers must link their NIN to their SIM.

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He reaffirmed that the February 28th deadline given to telecom operators to bar subscribers who failed to link their NIN to SIM, stands.


“To this end, the National Communication Commission has directed all telecommunication operators to bar phone lines of subscribers whose lines are not linked to their NINs on or before February 28, 2024,” he added.


This, the executive vice chairman said, was apt as the theme resonated with the principles and objectives of the commission in promoting local content development in the telecom industry.