16 February 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has banned the registration of SIM cards in open and “uncontrolled environment”.
This was disclosed by the head of Enforcement Unit at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Salisu Abdu while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Abdu said this after three persons registering SIM cards were arrested.
He said the commission had warned telecoms companies to stop agents from registering SIM cards under umbrellas since November last year.
“SIM registration should only be done in a controlled environment- a permanent building with logos and structures of the operators in place – with identities of the agents doing the registration.
“We came up with this so we will be able to trace where SIM cards are registered to stem the tide of rising crimes, especially kidnapping and militancy”, Abdu said.
He said N5million would be slammed on any dealer or operator who flouts the directive.
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