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No Nigerian should own more than 3 phone numbers – Communication Minister

Valentine Chinyem

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The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami has directed the National Communication Commission, NCC, to ensure that there should be a maximum number of SIM cards Nigerians should own, possibly a maximum of three.

The revised Policy is based on the feedback received from the security agencies, following the successful revalidation of improperly registered SIM cards in September 2019 and the blocking of those that failed to revalidate their SIMs.

He directed the commission to ensure that the National Identity Number, becomes a prerequisite for Nigerians registering new SIM cards, while for foreigners, their passports and visas should be used. And registered SIM cards are to be updated with the NIN before December 1, 2020.