The Nigerian government is set to disconnect SIM cards without national ID number
This was following the directive to suspend the registration of new SIM cards
The deadline for SIM synchronization with NIN has been slated for December 30, 2020.
The Nigerian government has directed all telecommunication operators to deregister all SIM cards that are not synchronized with the National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th 2020.
The decision by the government came days after network operators agreed to suspend the registration of new SIM cards.
The disclosure was made after an urgent meeting that comprises telecom operators and key stakeholders in the communications industry. The meeting was convened on Monday, December 14, 2020 by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim
The meeting collectively resolved that all telecom operators must require all their subscribers to provide valid National Identification Number (NIN) to update SIM registration records Thursday, December 16, 2020
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