FG approves establishment of SIM Swap centres by MNOs



The Ministerial Task Force on NIN-SIM has given approval to Mobile Networks  Operators (MNOs) for the establishment of dedicated SIM Swap Centres across the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in ;

The 4th Review meeting was chaired by the Minister of Communications and Digital , Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami also said approval has been given for the extension of the tenure of NIN enrolment agent licenses for MNOs from 1 to 5 years in consideration of their satisfactory performance, subject to continuous monitoring.

According to the minister in a joint statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission director public affairs Dr Ikechukwu Adinde and                  Identify Management Commission                                   head, corporate communications, Mr Kayode Adegoke, this is a deliberate effort of the federal government to simplify the enrolment for Nigerians and legal residents;

The technical committee was mandated to complete the development of a new SIM issuance strategy that cannot be compromised. This will ensure that there is no repeat of the past that was compromised through pre- by some agents.

Also, a multi-sectoral adhoc committee was tasked to immediately complete the review of the processes for new SIM activations for legal residents staying in for less than 24 months.  The membership of the Committee was drawn from NCC, NIMC, Immigration Service and the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of (ALTON).

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