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NCC Insists MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile Must Disconnect SIMs Not Linked to NIN by Friday

Telecommunication companies are set for the second stage of disconnection of more Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) numbers not linked to National Identification Numbers (NIN).

The Nigeria Communications Commission has said by Friday, March 29, 2024, the directive to disconnect the lines should be implemented.

The initial phase took place on February 28, 2024. Subsequently, while the third phase is slated to begin on April 15, 2024.

“We issued a publication that you can refer to. We specified certain deadlines and stipulated that subscribers who do not comply with the directive would be barred. And that has not changed,” Mr. Reuben Mouka, the director, Public Affairs at NC, told the Punch.

Mouka said at the last deadline on February 28, 2024, about 40 million lines that were not linked to NIN were barred.

MTN Nigeria reported that over 4.2 million lines were disconnected from its network after the February 28 deadline.

The NCC has reiterated its commitment to enforcing regulatory measures aimed at enhancing security and regulatory compliance within the telecommunications sector.

The SIM-NIN linkage initiative is a crucial step towards improving the integrity of subscriber data and enhancing security measures within the telecommunications industry.

The NIN-SIM linkage policy was initially introduced by the Nigerian government in December 2020. This directive requires all telephone line users in Nigeria to associate their SIM cards with their NIN.

In December of the previous year, the NCC issued a directive stipulating that all telecommunications operators in Nigeria, including major providers like MTN, Airtel, and Globacom, among others, must enforce complete network barring on all phone lines for which subscribers have not provided their NINs by February 28, 2024.

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