• Service providers lose N10.8 billion to FG’s NIN-SIM directive
• MTN submits 37.2m subscribers’ NIN to NIMC for verification
Since the Federal Government stopped registration and activation of new Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards in December 2020, telecommunications operators have recorded loss of 7.6 million telephone lines within two months
The January edition of subscribers’ statistics, released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday, showed operators woes compounded by loss of 4.3 million active subscribers. The service providers had earlier in December lost 3.3 million active subscribers to the halt in new enrolments.
The directive, which took effect from December 15, 2020, hindered telecoms operators from activating new SIM cards and even affected SIM swaps.
Consequently, subscribers who lost their telephone lines during this period are unable to retrieve them, as most users are yet to register for their National Identification…
Source: Guardian Newspaper