Dangers of unregistered SIM cards are real, NCC warns

Nigeria Consumer News

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set up a 12-man committee to look into the issue of unregistered and improperly registered SIM cards.

Tony Ojobo, NCC spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement, said Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of NCC, inaugurated the committee at a meeting with telecommunications companies (telcos) operating in the country.

NCC took this step as a result of several complaints about pre-registered and fraudulently registered SIM cards being used for acts amounting to breach of security, criminality and fraud.

According to the terms of reference (ToR) for the committee, operators must put in place a robust and active backend to check cases of improperly registered SIM cards before activation.

The taskforce has been asked to submit its report in six weeks.

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