NCC extends deadline for NIN-SIM registrations into 2021

Tuesday 22 December 2020 | 09:52 CET | News
The period for telecoms providers to update SIM card registrations has been extended, following a meeting with chief executives of mobile phone companies. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it had extended registrations to 19 January 2021 from 30 December 2020 for providers to add valid National Identification Numbers (NIN) to every SIM card registered.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: NCC
Countries: Nigeria
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