The federal government has ordered telecommunications companies (MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile) to block all outgoing calls from unconnected identification module cards, SIM.
This revelation, in a statement signed by Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, told FG that the directive would take effect on April 4, 2022.
Read the statement section below:
Accordingly, the president agreed on many questions to expand the deadlines to link Sim NIN.
However, at this stage, the Government found that the implementation of NIN-SIM policy could continue, because machines had already been established to ensure compliance with citizens and legal populations. Achievement focus on the strategic planning of the Government, in the field of safety and social and economic expectations.
President Mohammed Buhari agreed on the implementation of policy from 4 April 2022. Thus, the federal government has established all Telcos to enforce strict guidance on all Sims issued (and new) in Nigeria. “Calls to phone lines that do not comply with the NIN-SIM tethering policy will be blocked from April 4, 2022.
“Subscribers to these lines are advised to link their SIM card to the NIN before the network operator lifts the line restrictions. The data subject must register the NIN at the designated center. , It is recommended to link NIN to each link SIM. They are provided through the channel. They are provided by the telephone company including NIMC and the NIMC mobile app. “