Telcoms to pay N200,000 for failing to verify NIN – NCC

Any mobile communications services providers that fail to verify and validate biometric, National Identity Number and other personal information of each subscriber to their services will pay a fine of N200,000

The Nigerian Communications Commission announced this in a proposed draft regulation on registration of telephone subscribers 2020 recently published on its website.

The draft document read, “A licensee who fails to verify and validate biometric, NIN and other personal information before activation is liable to a penalty of N200, 000 for each subscription medium in breach of these requirements.”

According to the regulation, mobile services providers that allow subscribers to make and receive calls, send and receive short message services and other range of services usually provided by such operators without first verifying the subscribers’ personal information, including NIN, will be fined per subscription medium.

The Federal Government had extended the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to October 31.


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