The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians not to link their National Identification Numbers (NINs) to another person’s Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.
NCC’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, gave the warning during its third run Telecom Consumer Town Hall on Radio (TCTHR) programme, broadcast live on Human Rights Radio, 101.1 FM in Abuja.
Speaking during the radio programme focused on ‘the Benefits of NIN-SIM Integration’, Efosa Idehen, NCC’s director, consumer affairs bureau, said telecom consumers should not allow another use their NINs to register on another person’s SIM. In his words:
“If the person, whose SIM is linked to your line use his own SIM to commit crimes or any form of atrocities, it is easy to be traced to you, and then, you will be dealt with because the SIM is linked to your NIN.”
The NCC also revealed that the deadline for NIN-SIM integration is still October 31, 2021.