NCC switches off 2.2m SIM cards

9 Mar 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has deactivated around 2.2 million partially or incorrectly registered SIM cards, reports This Day. ‘By our records, all improperly registered SIM cards across mobile network operators in Nigeria have been completely deactivated,’ commented the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Umar Danbatta, adding: ‘The commission’s effort in this regard is in line with one of the key agendas of President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the security of lives and property for all Nigerians.’ The move followed an audit of SIM cards and the implementation of a ministerial directive on SIM registration in September last year, aimed at improving security in the country.