NCC informs telecoms consumers, SIMs will not be unbarred by service providers until linked NINs of users.

Written by on April 12, 2022

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has informed telecoms consumers, whose subscriber identity module (SIM) cards are barred from making calls, that affected SIMs will not be unbarred by the service providers until they are linked with the National Identification Numbers (NINs) of the users.

According to reports, the link and accompanying narrative represent patent misinformation and disinformation certainly designed to mislead the general public about the SIM cards that are barred from making calls, due to non-linkage with NIN at the set deadline.

NCC in a statement, signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ike Adinde, said the viral message mischievously displays the Commission’s logo and ostensibly promises members of the public that by clicking the web link and following further instructions, subscribers with barred SIM cards can unbar such SIMs across mobile networks without a valid NIN.

Ameen J. Kantyok

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