Federal Government lifts suspension order on SIM replacement


The federal authorities has issued a contemporary directive asserting the carry of suspension on replacement and activation of previous Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card.

The directive was given on Thursday, December 31, in a press release by the director of public affairs of the Nationwide Communication Fee (NCC) Ikechukwu Adinde.

The NCC, nonetheless, gave a situation that the individual will need to have enrolled and obtained the Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN).

Talking on the event, Adinde disclosed that the motion grew to become essential according to the federal authorities’s need to consolidate the achievement of the SIM card registration, This Day reviews.

Mobilized9ja gathers the brand new directive was additionally conveyed by Affiliation of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON).

Federal Government lifts suspension order on SIM replacement

ALTON additionally expressed empathy with these affected by the suspension.

“Additional to engagements with authorities on the matter, we’re happy to report that our members have been granted permission to hold out SIM replacement upon verification of the shopper’s NIN. On this regard, our members are working with the Nationwide Id Administration Fee (NIMC) to make sure seamless system.

“We empathise with individuals who have been unable to reactivate their cellphone traces on account of the suspension. We, subsequently, search the continued persistence and understanding of our esteemed subscribers as we work with all stakeholders in the direction of speedy decision of points affecting SIM Registration/Swap and activation. We guarantee you of restoring regular companies in a seamless and efficient method as quickly as attainable.”’

In the meantime, the federal authorities on Tuesday, December 22, introduced the authorized enrolment centres the place Nigerians in Diaspora can register for the NIN.

This was contained in a sequence of tweets by the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NIDCOM) following the NCC’s directives mandating the telecommunication operators to dam SIM playing cards not linked to NIN.

Earlier, the federal authorities additionally introduced authorized 173 centres and 30 state authorities establishments to conduct enrolment for Nigerians staying within the nation.

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