NIGERIAN Communications Commission (NCC) has deactivated 2.2 million improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards from all telecommunication networks nationwide.
Its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, announced this in a statement in Abuja by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr Henry Nkemadu.
Danbatta said the commission’s efforts in this regard was in line with a key agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen security of lives and property for all Nigerians.
“We have since initiated the second phase of SIM deactivation based on the ministerial directive. As at today (March 8), we have completely deactivated the remaining 2.2 million lines on the networks.