The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians against linking their National Identification Numbers (NINs) to another person’s Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.
NCC’s spokesperson Ikechukwu Adinde, gave the warning on a radio programme during its third run Telecom Consumer Town Hall broadcast live on Human Rights Radio, 101.1 FM in Abuja.
Efosa Idehen, NCC’s director, consumer affairs bureau, spoke on ‘the Benefits of NIN-SIM Integration’ and said telecom consumers should not allow another use their NINs to register on another person’s SIM.
“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,” he said.
The NCC also revealed that the deadline for NIN-SIM integration is still October 31, 2021.