Nigeria: Do not Hyperlink NIN to One other Particular person’s SIM, NCC Warns Subscribers
The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has warned telecommunication shoppers to make sure they don’t permit their Nationwide Identification Quantity (NIN) to be linked to a different individual’s Subscriber Id Module (SIM) card irrespective of how shut the individual is to them.
NCC gave the warning throughout its third Telecom Client City Corridor on Radio (TCTHR) programme on Human Rights Radio 101.1FM in Abuja just lately.
The occasion was hosted on the platform: “NCC Digital Signature on Radio”, a press release by NCC indicated yesterday.
NCC Digital Signature on Radio is the flagship radio programme of the fee created to coach most of the people on the mandate of the fee and for sharing salient, consumer-centric and up-to-date info on how NCC is delivering on this mandate.
Talking through the radio programme, centered on: “The Advantages of NIN-SIM Integration”, NCC’s Director, Client Affairs Bureau, Efosa Idehen, mentioned, “Not at all ought to a telecom client, nevertheless, circumstanced, permit one other individual to register a SIM with their NIN.”
Mr Idehen mentioned compliance with this recommendation would defend the true proprietor of the NIN from liabilities or unfavorable penalties arising from using one other individual’s SIM.
He mentioned, “If the individual whose SIM is linked to your line makes use of his personal SIM to commit a criminal offense or any type of atrocity, it’s simple to be traced to you, after which you may be handled as a result of the SIM is linked to your NIN.”