President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that no subscriber should be blocked from telecom operators’ networks till February 9, 2021.
This was made known through a statement released yesterday by the Association of licensed Telecommunication operators ALTON
According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the Association Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and Publicity Secretary Damian Udeh, said: “ALTON has confirmed to our members that we have received formal confirmation from the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from 19thJanuary to 9thFebruary 2021.
“We thank the President for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We are also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy”