The Subscriber Identity Modue (SIM) card registration exercise embarked upon by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in conjunction with all the service providers in Nigeria will soon come to an end, as the NCC has announced June 30th as the deadline for the exercise.
Calling on all subscribers, who are yet to register their SIMs to do so before the said date, the Commission said it will go ahead to bar all nregistered SIM cards from the telecoms service.
The Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo, who tweeted the breaking news on his twitter handle friday, said the decision to end the registration exercise was taken after a meeting between the Commission and the service providers.
According to him, the SIM card registration exercise, which began since March 28, 2011 would come to an end on the 30th June, 2013, and all SIM cards that were not registered will be barred.
“There’s now a window opportunity for those who have not registered their SIM cards to do so, otherwise from the 30th June, they will be barred and can’t use the number anymore to make calls,” he said.
Ojobo further said that the total number of registered SIMs will be made known after the June 30th cut-off date.