July 14, 2024
Telcos To Comply With FG’s Directive On Blocking Subscribers Without NIN
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Telcos To Comply With FG’s Directive On Blocking Subscribers Without NIN

Telecom companies in Nigeria have warned all subscribers whose SIM cards are yet to be linked with their National Identity Numbers, NIN, to do so before the 8th of February 2024, or lose the numbers permanently.

This followed the position taken by the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, yesterday, as the group said it will abide by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s NCC directive to delist telephone lines without the National Identification Number, NIN.

Recall that the NCC, on the 4th April 2022, directed that all Mobile Numbers for which the subscribers failed to submit their NINs, were placed on outgoing call restriction only, and the affected subscribers were advised to verify their NINs before being reactivated.

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However, the telcos say, despite the limited service restriction, millions of subscribers have yet to submit their NINs for verification.

Consequently, the NCC issued another directive on December 15, 2023 for telecommunications operators to commence full network barring of the affected MSISDNs on the effective dates.

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