No Mass Disconnection Of SIM Cards Over National Identity Numbers (NIN) Registration – NCC Gives Reason For The Exercise

The Nigerian communication commission has make a U-TURNon their decision concerning the no registration SIM disconnection which they chose to embark on before.

The commission through the Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, advised the public to ignore speculations of mass disconnection being circulated in some sections of the media and also added that the publications “are based on the erroneous assumption that for every network or SIM connection, there is one unique human subscriber”.

The commission’s new decision stated that there will be no mass disconnection of telephone subscribers over National Identity Numbers (NIN) registration.

NCC explained that the current linkage of SIM registration records with the NIN was aimed at enhancing general safety and helping the government to plan for national development.

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