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NCC to raid 88 illegal centres for SIM card registration

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has uncovered 88 illegal spots for SIM card registrations where pre-registration of SIM cards and other forms other forms of dirty registration are carried out across the country.

To this end, arrangements are being made to carry out raids on the identified locations. Eighty-eight (88) locations have been identified nationwide.

Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Sunday Dare who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the NCC is determined to stop the menace of improperly registered, unregistered and pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards in the country.

Dare noted that the Commission’s collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to end the dangerous practice recently resulted in the raid of Central Market, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State and the arrest of three persons.

He observed that the fight against pre-registration of SIM cards has also received another boost as a meeting held on September 3, 2018 between the Commission, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) continue to yield results.


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