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NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by HonNL: 9:07pm On Apr 10
PRESS STATEMENT

Unblocking SIM Cards Require SIM Linkage

...We are Not Recruiting - NCC


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to officially inform telecoms consumers, whose Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards are barred from making calls, that affected SIMs will not be unbarred by the service providers until they are linked with the National Identification Numbers (NINs) of the SIM holders.

This information has become necessary in view of a viral web link (https:///NCC-Sim-Unbar-Gov-Ng) being circulated on social media and on some websites. The link and accompanying narrative represent patent misinformation and disinformation certainly designed to mislead the general public about the SIM cards that are barred from making calls, due to non-linkage with NIN at the set deadline.

The misleading, viral message mischievously displays NCC logo and ostensibly promises members of the public that, by clicking the web link and following further instructions in that regard, subscribers with barred SIM cards can unbar such SIMs across mobile networks without a valid NIN.

For the avoidance of doubt, the NCC wishes to state categorically that it never issued such statement, directing subscribers or indicating that subscribers can unbar their SIM without a NIN. As such, the originators and peddlers of the spurious message were out to mischievously mislead unsuspecting members of public. Therefore, their message should be disregarded.

The NCC is the national regulatory authority for telecommunications in Nigeria, and it is co-driving the process of the NIN-SIM linkage with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) as directed by the Federal Government.

The Commission will not, under any circumstance, act contrary to Federal Government’s directive to MNOs to bar SIMs cards not linked to NINs at the expiration of the last deadline given for the NIN-SIM linkage exercise.

Having disclaimed the false viral message, the Commission wishes to officially inform affected telecom subscribers on how they can get their SIMs actively connected to make calls.

First, for subscribers that have not registered for their NIN, what to do is to get their SIM registered at accredited centres across the country and then link the NIN with their SIM cards through channels provided by their service providers.

Secondly, for subscribers with registered NINs, what to do is to simply go and link the NIN with their SIMs through channels provided by their service providers.

The NCC, therefore, uses this opportunity to reiterate its commitment to the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM Linkage to among others, strengthen security situation in the country, assist in other socio-economic planning activities of the government, as well as to always advance the course of consumer protection from falling victim to the antics of cyber fraudsters.

Finally, the NCC wishes to also inform the general public that it is not recruiting at the moment.

Accordingly, the advertisement indicating there is ongoing recruitment at NCC, which is circulating on Twitter, and through polymediation, may have been diffused to other social media networks, is a scam and should be disregarded.

SIGNED

Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde
Director, Public Affairs

April 10, 2022

SOURCE

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:11pm On Apr 10
shocked

FG and Pantami wants us to link our SIM with our NIN because they want to curb kidnapping, businessmen like bandits but, the irony is that kidnapping and banditry has been on the high rise since this SIM-NIN linkage stuff started.

May be FG played a fast on Nigerians like they did in year 2015

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Asianjollof007: 9:16pm On Apr 10
Nigeria is the weapon fashioned against me.

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by EzegeNdiigbo: 9:17pm On Apr 10
What's the meaning of Nigeria

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Baawaa(m): 9:24pm On Apr 10
I am just receiving calls like US president

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:28pm On Apr 10
EzegeNdiigbo:
What's the meaning of Nigeria

Nigeria can be seen as Lord Luggard's experiment, that is, a country made by man which is bound to expire in due time because, anything made by man must surely expire.

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Devilspassage: 9:48pm On Apr 10
Good
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by GoshenNLA(m): 9:48pm On Apr 10
Why you sef no link your NIN?
Oya take mic and tell us

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by NotKnown: 9:48pm On Apr 10
Story
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by treesun: 9:49pm On Apr 10
HonNL:


SOURCE

NIN linkage has no effect on banditry and terrorism!

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Goodoption(m): 9:49pm On Apr 10
I don't see any reason to this shit, perhaps those gees don cash out with this linking of something.

Nigeria that can't track ordinary local Yahoo boys doing delivery.

To talk of bandit.

I'm ashame of being address as Nigerian, God please see me through, my guys don jappa to Canada, many in Norway and Singapore. God abeg

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Rhado: 9:49pm On Apr 10
H
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Olayetan(m): 9:49pm On Apr 10
Can I link my line that wasn't registered by me with my own NIN?
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by sapientia(m): 9:50pm On Apr 10
The only government that confuses its people

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by LaSenior: 9:50pm On Apr 10
cheesy
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by nanauju(f): 9:50pm On Apr 10
shocked
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Johnjanrt: 9:50pm On Apr 10
grin
Make I call now before they come for me.
To those who've sworn to never enroll and link how market?

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by FashionCookie(f): 9:50pm On Apr 10
E go tire una...ndi ala!

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Emjayofficial(m): 9:51pm On Apr 10
like seriously this is shit

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Eriokanmi: 9:51pm On Apr 10
Ok. Pantami's Pandora I call it

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by inoki247: 9:52pm On Apr 10
lol mumu people NiN can't solve shiit kidnapper goes with dere victim phone now so you people should stop joking around NiN no fit secure the country....

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by NwaIgboBoy(m): 9:52pm On Apr 10
Ofcourse my SIM was blocked!

who has a SIM that isn't blocked hands in the air !

No hands!

Still I can't believe !

U know wharamin!

I was small what u expect for me ? !
grin cheesy

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by WATCHOVER(m): 9:53pm On Apr 10
It is definitely sure that the government is disconnected from it citizens
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by Timekeeper452: 9:54pm On Apr 10
.

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by hopefulLandlord: 9:55pm On Apr 10
BeeBeeOoh:
shocked

FG and Pantami wants us to link our SIM with our NIN because they want to curb kidnapping, businessmen like bandits but, the irony is that kidnapping and banditry has been on the high rise since this SIM-NIN linkage stuff started.

May be FG played a fast one Nigerians like they did in year 2015

Don't you think that the fact(?) that kidnapping and banditry has increased since SIM linkage started is a correlation rather than causation?

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by pacespot(m): 9:56pm On Apr 10
What of those ones who already linked NIN with sim but their line has been barred?

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Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by mixmastering: 9:56pm On Apr 10
WATCHOVER:
It is definitely sure that the government is disconnected from it citizens
Care to expansiate?
Re: NIN-SIM Linkage: Unblocking SIM Cards Require Linkage - NCC by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:57pm On Apr 10
hopefulLandlord:


Don't you think that the fact(?) that kidnapping and banditry has increased since SIM linkage started is a correlation rather than causation?

E fit be true, but what do I know kwanu?

Abeg makai just close-up and swallow the H2O

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