The Federal Government on Wednesday instructed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to review the SIM card registration and usage to disallow any Nigerian from owning more than three mobile telephone lines.

Telecommunication operators are required to block all unregistered SIMs from functioning on their networks.

Communications and Digital Economy Minister, Isa Ibrahim Pantami said: “The revision of the policy is based on the feedback received from the security agencies, following the successful revalidation of improperly registered SIM cards in September 2019 and the blocking of those that failed to revalidate their SIMs”

Minister’s Technical Adviser, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to revise the Policy on SIM Card registration and usage.