A total of 47.8 million National Identity Numbers have been collected by the mobile operators, says the Nigerian Communications Commission.
The NCC disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde,
According to the agency, at an average of three to four Subscriber Identification Modules per subscriber, more numbers will be linked before the February deadline.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, urged the NCC’s technical team to fast-track the process so that the project can be delivered as planned.
“For any action committed with the SIM, good or bad, it will be officially traced and attached to the NIN owner,” the minister stated.
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