NCC boss Umar Danbatta

The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to block over 9 million unregistered sim cards, Concise New reports.

The NCC had in June 2019 called on telecom consumers to heed its warning and stop patronising sellers of SIM cards that have been pre-registered because anyone found using such will be fined and jailed upon conviction.

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A statement by the Federal Ministry of Communication on Thursday disclosed that the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Patanmi, had directed the NCC to block all such SIM cards until their users present themselves.

The statement reads, “As at today, preliminary investigation revealed that we have over nine million unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria.

“I have directed the NCC to immediately block those numbers until the users present themselves.”