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Breaking:  Pantami directs NCC to block 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards in circulation

Breaking: Pantami directs NCC to block 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards in circulation

 

Following the short term performance target set for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami to bring to an end the issue of sales of pre-registered and partially-registered sim cards, preliminary investigation have revealed that over 9 Million of such sim cards are in circulation.

It is on this backdrop that he directed the Telecom Regulators, NCC to block the culprits until the users present themselves.

The Minister made this disclosure on Thursday while addressing the Executive Councils of both the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), who paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry’s Headquarters, Abuja.

The Professional Bodies were at the Ministry to Congratulate the Honourable Minister on his appointment and also pledged their 100% support to move Nigeria’s ICT Sector forward.

Pantami also admonished the positive contributions stakeholders in the ICT sector are playing which has resulted in ICT surpassing Oil and Gas in contributions to the Nations Gross Domestics Product (GDP).

“I am here with a clear vision to promote Nigeria’s ICT sector and move her to the Next Level”, he concluded.

 

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