The registration of new SIM cards has been suspended in Nigeria since December 2020. The suspension was mandated by the Federal government as part of the government's efforts to make sure every Nigerian citizens have their National Identity Number (NIN) linked with their SIM cards.
With the directive in place, no new SIM card could be registered in Nigeria since December 2020. This has been fiercely critised by some critics that argued that the order is stalling the development of the Nigerian telecommunication industry.
However, the FG has now reversed on her previous stance, and approved the activation of new SIM registration in the country.
In the press statement released from the office of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, any person that has already obtained his/her NIN can now go for the registration of their new SIM cards.
Below is the press statement released this afternoon.
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