Why Nigerians may struggle to meet the new SIM registration requirements in 2020

Last week, a review of the policy by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on SIM card registration as ordered by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, gave network operators a December 2020 ultimatum to ensure proper registration of all SIM cards. The order also specified that subscribers must register with their National Identification Numbers (NINs).

Following this, it is suspected that the four major network providers in Nigeria — MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile — would have to conduct yet another nationwide registration exercise before the year runs out. Even so, they have to do the whole procedure without the help of unaccredited partners to avoid a flawed outcome or recurring cases of pre-registered SIM cards.

Suggested read: Nigerians should prepare for another SIM card registration exercise in 2020, this time with new requirements

For now, while some network service centres have received directives from their headquarters about this development, others haven’t.


“We got a mail last week…

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