Disconnecting mobile phone lines: FG publishes new information on SIM cards not linked to the NIN

  • Nigerians across the country have been advised to ensure that their SIM cards are linked to the user’s national identity number.
  • The appeal was made by the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission on Sunday, April 10, following claims that the government ordered service providers to unblock blocked lines.
  • The commission also advised Nigerians who have been disconnected to register their lines and then proceed with linking their NINs.

With growing outrage over the disconnection of SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers (NINs), the federal government said the affected phone numbers would not be banned.

The disclosure was made by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Sunday, April 10.

A statement released by the commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, and seen by Legit.ng said all numbers not tied to a NIN will remain barred from making calls until users are affected by the directive.

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Nigerians have been asked to register their disconnected phone lines. Photo: NCC
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Debunking the claim that the commission had ordered the banned lines to no longer be banned, Adinde said the reports circulating on social media are false and should be ignored.

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No guidelines to unblock disconnected SIM cards

The NCC spokesperson has warned users of the hotline against false information which he says has been spread on social media and websites with a viral link and a page displaying the NCC logo .

His words:

“The link and accompanying narrative represent blatant misinformation and misinformation certainly designed to mislead the general public about SIM cards not being able to make calls, due to the lack of a link to NIN at the set deadline.

Giving more information, Adinde urged subscribers who have not yet linked their SIM cards to register lines at accredited centers across the country and then link the NIN to their SIM cards through the various channels made available. by network providers.

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NIN Error: How to Correct Your Name, Date of Birth, and Other Related Issues

Details have emerged on how to resolve some issues faced by mobile line users across Nigeria in relation to SIM cards linked to their NIN.

Legit.ng reported that if you have made a mistake in your National Identity Number (NIN) or if you need to update your data due to your marital status and you do not know what to do, you can follow the guide here if you want to solve it.

There are also major reasons why you may want to change your national identity number data, including marital status, unintentional errors, misspelled name, and change of address.

NIN-SIM Link: 72 million subscribers groan over blocked lines as number of telcos loses

Telecom companies in Nigeria have been hit hard due to the disconnection of over 72 million telephone lines in Nigeria on Monday, April 4, 2022.

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Losses are in the billions of naira, according to telecom experts who said the biggest losers from the government directive are telecom operators.

Businesses depend on airtime sales for their revenue and the directive is a direct blow to their primary source of revenue.

Source: Legit.ng

Casey J. Nelson