No more than Three Sim Cards allowed per person:
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali-Pantami, has introduced a new law that will ensure every mobile user have no more than three registered line.
According to the directives which was signed by the Minister’s Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi, the National Communication Commission (NCC), has been directed to restrict every Nigerian from having no more than three SIM cards registered in his or her name.
9jatoday understands that the minister in his statement noted that the Policy is based on the feedback received from the security agencies, following the successful revalidation of improperly registered SIM cards in September 2019.
An extract of the statement reads in parts below;
“Ensure that only fully accredited agents support the SIM card registration process without pre-registering SIM cards themselves, while the eventual registration should be done by the operators,”
“There should be a maximum number of SIM cards that can be tied to a single individual, possibly a maximum of 3.”
“Ensure that no unregistered SIMs are ever allowed on mobile networks; “Ensure that subscribers can easily check the number of SIM cards registered to their name, along with the associated phone numbers and networks; “Ensure that mobile network operators fortify their networks against cyberattacks and ensure that they adhere to the provisions of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).”
The report further charged the NCC board to ensure that all SIM cards that have been used to perpetrate crimes are permanently deactivated.