NCC Insists On March Deadline For SIM-NIN Linkage, Says No Going Back On Barring Users

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NCC Insists On March Deadline For SIM-NIN Linkage, Says No Going Back On Barring Users

 

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has said that the March 29, 2024 deadline for more telecommunication subscribers yet to link their SIM to NIN to be barred still stands.

 

According to the Director of Publicity NCC, Reuben Mouka, there would be no changes to the deadline for the next phase of disconnection.

 

The NCC’s directive for disconnection is being rolled out in stages, with the second phase set for March 29, 2024, continuing as previously announced.

 

The initial phase took place on February 28, 2024. Subsequently, whilethe third phase is slated to begin on April 15, 2024.

 

“We issued a publication that you can refer to. We specified certain deadlines and stipulated that subscribers who do not comply with the directive would be barred. And that has not changed” Mouka said.

 

Mouka said at the last deadline on February 28, 2024, about 40 million lines that were not linked to NIN were barred.

 

MTN Nigeria reported that over 4.2 million lines were disconnected from its network after the February 28 deadline.