BREAKING NEWS: SIM Sale registration suspended by (NCC)
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered telecommunications companies to halt the sale and activation of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM).
This comes ahead of an audit of the Subscriber Registration Database.
In a statement on Wednesday, Director, Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, said the directive would be in effect until the audit is completed.
He noted that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, instructed the NCC to conduct the exercise.
However, an exemption might be granted if the federal government implements it.
NCC made clear that non-compliance by network operators could lead to the withdrawal of operating licenses.
The inspection is to ensure that the firms comply with quality standards and requirements.