Breaking News: Nigerian Govt Orders Telecommunication Companies To Bar All Outgoing Calls Of Unregistered Sim Cards
All sim cards that has not been linked with the National Identification Number (NIN) as directed by the Nigerian government, will no longer have access to outgoing calls starting from 4th April 2022.
The federal government on Monday directed the telecommunication companies to bar outgoing calls on all unlinked sim cards that have not complied with the NIN-SIM linkage Policy.
The Personal Assistant to President Mohammadu Buhari in New Media, Mr Bashir Ahmad made this known via his twitter page.
Bashir stated that it’s directive will take effect from the 4th of April, 2022.
“Accordingly, Mr. President graciously approved the many requests to extend deadlines for the NIN-SIM linkage. At this point, however, Government has determined that the NIN-SIM Policy implementation can proceed, as machinery has already been put in place to ensure compliance by citizens and legal residents. The implementation impacts on Government’s strategic planning, particularly in the areas of security and socio-economic projections.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the implementation of the Policy with effect from the 4th of April, 2022. Consequently, the Federal Government has directed all Telcos to strictly enforce the Policy on all SIMs issued (existing and new) in Nigeria.
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