FG Directs NCC To Blacklist 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards

The Minister of Communications, Dr Pantami has directed Telecom Regulators, NCC to bring to an end the issue of sales of pre-registered and partially-registered sim cards in Nigeria.

This was as a result of the short term performance target set for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) by the Minister .

The minister revealed that over 9 Million of such sim cards were in circulation,hence the need to block the culprits until the users of the sim cards present themselves.

The Minister made this disclosure today while addressing the Executive Councils of both the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), who paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.

The Professional Bodies were at the Ministry to Congratulate the Honourable Minister on his appointment and also pledged their 100% support to move Nigeria’s ICT Sector forward.

Pantami also admonished the positive contributions stakeholders in the ICT sector were playing which has resulted in ICT surpassing Oil and Gas in contributions to the Nations Gross Domestics Product (GDP).

“I am here with a clear vision to promote Nigeria’s ICT sector and move her to the Next Level”, he concluded.

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