April 19, 2024
Bar Subscribers Not Linked To NIN, NCC Orders Telcos
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Bar Subscribers Not Linked To NIN, NCC Orders Telcos

The Nigerian Communications Commission. NCC, has directed telecom service providers to bar subscribers who have not linked their phone numbers to their National Identification Numbers (NIN) on or before February 28, 2024.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Aminu Maida, who gave the directive through the Director of Public Affairs, Ruben Mouka, at the 45th Kaduna International Trade Fair on Wednesday, said as a matter of critical national security, telecom consumers must link their NIN to their SIM cards.

He insisted that the February 28th deadline given to telecom operators to bar subscribers who failed to link their NIN to SIM cards stands.

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According to Mr. Maida, NCC is committed to protecting the rights of consumers and also ensuring their satisfaction while noting that the commission has created a universally acceptable environment to access what it calls affordable and equitable service and supports the nation’s economic growth.

Part of this, he said, is the NCC’s directives on May 17, 2023 that all licensed Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) commence implementation of approved Harmonised Short Codes (HSC) for providing services to Nigerian telecom consumers.

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