Telecoms subscribers welcome new SIM card registration

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National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) has described as a “welcome ” Federal Government’ lifting of ban on registration of new cards.

NATCOMS , Adeolu Ogunbanjo, in an interview with News Agency of (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday, said gesture would remove hardship subscribers went through while ban lasted.

He advised subscribers to take advantage of the activation of new registration to ensure proper linkage to National Identity Number(NIN).

Ogunbanjo said with the lifting of the ban, the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) will be able to register for exams with ease.
“The lifting of ban on registration of new is a good thing for telecoms subscribers and for the good of JAMB , which will assist them register for NIN before writing exams to ensure proper identification.
“We are still appealing the registration of NIN with SIM should be extended to Dec 31 to enable every subscriber register and have their documents linked up appropriately.

“This will to stop illegal of unregistered SIM,” the NATCOMS said.
He, however, warned subscribers against patronising and purchasing unregistered SIM cards, which might have been used for fraudulent activity.

NAN reports that the Federal Government suspended registration of new SIM in December 2020 and lifted the ban with effect from April 19.