The Federal government has announced the 3 basic requirements for replacing lost or damaged SIM cards in Nigeria.
The policy is aimed at enabling telecommunications service users who need to replace their damaged, stolen or lost SIMs to be able to re-establish access to telecom during the ongoing suspension of SIMs registration.
Recall that TheNewsBeam reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended SIM cards registration in order to audit the telecommunications Subscriber Registration Database. Also, to ensure that mobile networks link all their subscribers’ SIMs with the National Identification Number (NIN).
The 3 Steps to Replace Stolen, damaged SIM Card:
- Subscribers must present their NIN;
- NIN must be effectively verified by NIMC; and
- Essential guidelines and regulations set by NCC concerning SIM card replacement must be fully adhered to.
The (3) requirements for SIMs replacement was announced in a statement by the FG’s Ministerial Task Force set up to facilitate the update and consolidation of all biometric information with the NIN.
The statement was signed by Dr Adinde, Director Public Affairs, NCC and Mr Kayode Adegoke, NIMC representative.
The members of the task force technical commitee include:
- Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC);
- National Identity Management Commission (NIMC);
- The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON); and
- Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).