MTN, Airtel Confirm Ban on SIM Sales (See Memo)

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SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 11 – Telecoms companies Airtel and MTN have confirmed Federal Government’s ban on the sale and registration of SIM cards in recent memos.

On Wednesday, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) 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 will be in effect until the audit is completed.

Below are the statements from MTN and Airtel confirming the ban on sim card sale and registration:

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