Di Minister of Communications and Digital Economy wey b Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami, don direct di National Communication Commission, NCC, make dem ensure say dem go b a maximum number of SIM cards one Nigerians fit have, possibly a maximum of three.
Di minister don give dis directive on Wednesday for one statement signed wey im Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi don signed as e dey direct di NCC make dem revise di Policy on SIM Card registration and usage.
Di revision of di Policy don base on di feedback wey dem receive from di security agencies, following di successful revalidation of improperly registered SIM cards for September 2019 and di blocking of those wey don failed make dem revalidate dia SIMs.
Di minister don further direct di commission make dem ensure say di National Identity Number, NIN, go become one prerequisite for Nigerians wey wan register new SIM cards, while for foreigners, dia passports and visas go b used.
According to im, di SIM wey dem don register already go b updated with di NIN before December 1, 2020. “There go b a maximum number of SIM cards wey one pesin go fit get,possibly a maximum of 3;
Ensure dat no unregistered SIMs go dey allowed ontop mobile networks; Ensure dat subscribers go easily check di number of SIM cards registered to dia name, along with di associated phone numbers and networks;
Ensure say SIM cards wey Dem don used to perpetrate crimes go dey permanently deactivated,” di statement don dey noted.
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