NCC Proposes Fine Of ₦200,000 Per Line To Telcos Over Failure To Verify NIN

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    NCC Proposes Fine Of ₦200,000 Per Line To Telcos Over Failure To Verify NIN


    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has proposed a N200,000 fine for telecommunications companies that fail to verify and validate subscribers’ biometric, National Identity Number (NIN), and other personal information.

    This is stated in a proposed draft regulation on telephone subscriber registration 2021, which is available on the NCC’s website.

    The federal government had requested that Nigerians register for NIN and link their unique number to phone lines.

    The deadline for NIN registration and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration has been extended at least six times since the announcement in 2020.

    The original deadline was January 19, 2021, but it was pushed back to February 9, April 6, May 6, June 30, July 26, and now October 31.

    The NCC stated in Section 19 of the draft document that mobile communications service providers must ensure that NINs are verified and validated before activation.

    Those who violate the requirement will face a N200,000 fine, according to the statement.

    A similar penalty has been proposed for telcos that fail to register subscribers with the central database, as well as for those who activate subscriptions without properly registering such subscribers.

    “Any licensee who fails to capture, or who preregisters, registers, deregisters, or transmits the details of any individual or corporate subscribers to the Central Database as specified in these Regulations or as may be stipulated from time to time by the Commission, is liable to a penalty of N200,000.00 for each subscription medium,” according to the draft.

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    • #20910

      This is just the confirmation that Nigeria is broke. She is looking for any means to rip off multinational companies. How do NIN registration and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration curb banditry and kidnaping in the North region?

    • #20918

      When you have incompetent leaders in the helms of affairs, this will be the result. Does NCC want TELCOS to forcefully link Nigerians’ NIN to their lines? Ndiara… If an individual does not have NIN, how is it going to be possible for Telcos to link it?

    • #20930

      OK. Let’s wait and see how much NCC will realize from the total fine from all the TELCOs. We have already made up our mind that we will not register our NIN and leave our data in the hand of terrorists.

    • #20934

      Misplaced priority. Instead of the Federal government to for a way to end banditry and terrorism ravaging the Northern part of the country, they are proposing fines to telecommunication companies.

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