NIN: FG announces new steps on SIM-swap

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of Subscriber Identification Module, (SIM) Swap centres by Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and also extended their enrolment license tenure.

This was disclosed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) via its Twitter handle yesterday.

Shortly after a meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on the NIN/SIM registration, the Minister of Communication, Dr. Isa Pantami, explained that the decision was taken to allow MNO to open SIM Swap centres across all the 774 local government areas in the country.

It was gathered that FG’s Technical Committee on the process was mandated to complete the development of a new SIM issuance strategy that cannot be compromised by any means. This, according to the government, will ensure that there is no repeat of the past process that was compromised through pre-registration by some agents.

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