NCC seeks compliance with regulation to obtain National ID before registration of new SIM cards

WorldStage Newsonline– Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in collaboration with all stakeholders has set in motion mechanisms for compliance with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) established under the NIMC 2007 Act which released the National Identification Number Regulations 2017 that a person must provide his/her National Identity Number (NIN) in order to register a telephone SIM card.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, NCC in his remark at the third annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers on October 4, 2019 in Lagos, said the commission engaged in continuous verification exercise of the SIM data collected by the MNOs and their SIM registration agents across the country to deliver on its mandate as part of the its consistent regulatory interventions to ensure credible subscriber data.

Represented by Mr Omoniyi Ibietan, Head, Online Media and Special Publication, he said “I, therefore, would like to use this opportunity to encourage Nigerians – you and I – who want to acquire new SIM cards, for one reason or the other, to ensure that they obtain a National Identity Number first.”

He assured Nigerians that the NCC will remain consistent in its commitment to using telecoms to support the current tripartite agenda of the Federal Government to improve the economy, enhance security of lives and property and to fight corruption in our society.

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