Sunday, 29 September 2019
NCC DEACTIVATES 2.27 MILLION SIM CARDS IN NIGERIA
THE Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has blocked all improperly registered SIM card numbers,in line with the directives of the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
A statement on Saturday by Philomena O. Oshodin, the ministry’s Deputy Director of Information, said the affected numbers stopped working since 11:59pm of Wednesday, 25th of September.
It noted that according to the report submitted by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC on Thursday, 26th September, a total of 2,277,311 improperly registered lines have been blocked.
The minster thanked the Regulator and the Telecom Operators for working hard to carry out the directive in record time and urged them to redouble their efforts in ensuring that the momentum is sustained.