FG says telecom services should not defy the instructions on SIM registration.
The new directive stipulated that:
1. Subscribers must present their National Identification Numbers (NIN) for their SIM cards to be replaced.
2. That an effective verification of the NIN is carried out by NIMC.
3. That the relevant guidelines and regulations of NCC concerning SIM replacement are fully adhered to.
The agencies stated that the new policy was part of the federal government’s efforts to reduce the burden on subscribers and simplify the exercise.
“It’s aimed at enabling telecommunications service users who need to replace their damaged, stolen or misplaced SIMs to re-establish access to telecom services.”
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SIM REPLACEMENT POLICY
FOR THE NIGERIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
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— ncc.gov.ng (@NgComCommission) January 2, 2021