Nigerians will have to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity of their phones to the Nigerian Communications Commission from July.
The commission which made the announcement in its Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration, said the directive was given by President Buhari.
NCC said the aim of the exercise is to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market, discourage mobile phone theft, enhance National Security, protect consumer interest, increase revenue generation for the government, reduce the rate of kidnapping, mitigate the use of stolen phones for crime, and facilitate blocking or tracing of stolen mobile phones and other smart devices.
The regulatory body said;
“Accordingly, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has directed that the Device Management System should be implemented within three months.
“With the aim to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market, discourage mobile phone theft, enhance…
Source: Linda Ikeji