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Nigerian Govt Extends Closing date For NIN-SIM Card Linkage By Three Months

by Good News

The authorities of Nigeria has prolonged the time restrict for the ongoing national identification quantity and subscriber identification module (SIM) integration to March 31, 2022.

Meanwhile, a entire of 63.97 million lines were disconnected in a single Twelve months amid the National Identity Number-Subscriber Identity Module information verification.

This modified into per information obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commissions.

The NCC information published that the entire quantity of linked lines in the country fell by 21.79 per cent to 229,582,206 in October this Twelve months from 293,554,598 in October 2020.

At some stage in the duration below overview, the amount of linked lines modified into top in August 2021 (328,114,538) and lowest in September 2021 (229,467,077).

The amount of active lines fell from 207,578,237 in October 2020 to 191,618,839 in October 2021, a 7.69 per cent lower (15,959,398).

In accordance to the charge, 37,963,367 linked lines were lazy as of October 2021, down from 85,976,361 in the equal month last Twelve months.

Telecommunication companies in the country were losing subscribers since the Nigerian Govt started the linking of NIN with SIM cards.

“Cell subscribers declined by 7.6 million to 68.9 million, impacted by the regulatory restrictions on fresh SIM sales and activations,” MTN Nigeria Communications Plc had acknowledged in its half of-Twelve months monetary statements.

In accordance to the corporate, it is actively in crimson meat up of the authorities’s NIN enrolment programme.

Airtel, in its quarterly monetary statements, had acknowledged, “Fresh buyer acquisitions were barred unless valuable development had been made on linking the active buyer horrible with verified NINs.

“Natural churn in the client horrible led to a loss of two million active mobile customers in Nigeria in the first quarter of the Twelve months (following on from 2.5 million buyer loss in the final quarter of the Twelve months to March 31, 2021).”

In December 2020, the Nigerian Govt banned the sale and registration of most up-to-date SIM cards and gave a 30-day time restrict for folks to hyperlink their NIN with their SIM cards. The Nigerian authorities later prolonged the teach to the pause of 2021.

When the authorities banned the sale and registration of SIM cards, the entire quantity of linked lines modified into 300,042,650, and the entire quantity of active lines modified into 204,228,678.

In accordance to the authorities, the SIM-NIN policy is valuable to make stronger safety in the country and hint suspects.


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