FG Extends Deadline For Telcos To Block SIMs Without NIN

FG Extends Deadline For Telcos To Block SIMs Without NIN
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali-Pantami

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has announced an extension in the deadline for incorporating National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards.

This follows a meeting of the National Task Force on NIN and SIM Registration which held on Monday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The extension deadline issued to all telecommunications operators forms part of the resolutions adopted at the meeting chaired by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami.

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The meeting approved three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30 to January 19, 2021.

It also agreed that registration for subscribers without NIN should be extended by six weeks – from December 30 to February 9, 2021.

 

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