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Stakeholders disagree as telcos suspend SIM registration

Stakeholders disagree as telcos suspend SIM registration

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Nigerians have expressed diverse views on the directive given by the Nigerian Communications Commissions on the suspension of new SIM sales and registration. While mobile network operators have pledged to comply with the directive, some stakeholders have said the regulator did not consider its impact on small businesses involved in SIM registration and new businesses that would require a dedicated phone number. Others commended the move, saying it was critical to national security. The Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, Mr Gbenga Adebayo, who spoke with The PUNCH said mobile network operators had complied with the directive. According to him, telcos, the regulator and other stakeholders will meet to discuss the way forward. He said, “W...