In a bid to strengthen security and the wellbeing of lives, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has deactivated about 2.2Million improperly registered SIM cards nationwide across all network providers.
The Commission’s vice chairman said this move is aimed at ridding the nation of SIM cards with invalid information or data, and to cut down on untraceable and anonymous accounts. He added that NCC has the power, through the 2019 Ministerial order, to compel network operators to block poorly registered SIM cards, till such owners or customers can properly register their SIM cards.
“As at the time the Ministerial order was issued, the Commission, through its Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement team, had reduced the number of improperly-registered SIM cards on mobile networks in the country to 9.2 million.”
Currently, there are over 184 million subscribers in the country.