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NCC ADVISES SUBSCRIBERS AGAINST LINKING SIMS TO OTHER NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has advised telecommunication subscribers not to allow their National Identification Numbers ‘NIN’ to be linked to another person’s Subscriber Identity Module ‘SIM’ cards.

NCC Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Efosa Idehen.

This was disclosed in a Statement during the third run of its Telecom Consumer Town Hall aired on radio on Friday, 15th October 2021, where the NCC Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Efosa Idehen, spoke on ‘the Benefits of NIN-SIM Integration.

He said: “On no account should a telecom consumer, however, circumstanced, allow another person to register a SIM with another person’s NIN. If the person, whose SIM is linked to your line, uses their own SIM to commit crimes or any form of atrocities, it is easy to be traced to you and then, you will be dealt with because the SIM is linked to your NIN”.

According to Idehen, this advice was meant to protect the true owner of the NIN from any liabilities or negative consequences arising from the use of another person’s SIM.

Story: Sani Asma’u

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