The FEDERAL government has directed all network operators to ensure that their subscribers provide valid National Identification Number NIN to update SIM registration records.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, gave the directive when he convened an urgent meeting of key stakeholders in the industry yesterday in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance the chief executive officers and management of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, as well as the CEOs and management staff of all service providers in the industry.

At the meeting, the need to consolidate the achievements of last year’s  SIM registration audit and improve the performance and sanity of the sector was exhaustively discussed and all stakeholders agreed that urgent drastic measures have now become inevitable to improve the integrity and transparency of the SIM registration process.

To this end, the following decisions were taken for immediate implementation by all Network Operators.

 


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