NCC Blocks 2.2m Improperly Registered Sim Cards


In line with the directives of the Minister of Communications, Ibrahim Pantami, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has ensured that all improperly registered SIM card numbers have been blocked.

This was as a result of the minister’s directives that no improperly registered SIM card number should remain active beyond 11:59pm of Wednesday, 25th of September, 2019.

According to the report submitted by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC on Thursday, a total of 2,277,311 improperly registered lines have been blocked.

Responding, the Minister appreciate 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.

He further assures that the  Ministry will continue to work with relevant parastatals and security agencies in the background to ensure that SIM card numbers are not used as a platform for committing crime.