The Nigerian Government has deactivated over 2.2 million improperly registered mobile telephone lines in the country. The Deputy Director/Head of Information, Press and PR Unit, at the Federal Ministry of Communications, Mrs Philomena Oshodin, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
She explained that the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) blocked the lines following the directive of the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami. Oshodin said the minister had ordered the NCC to ensure that no improperly registered SIM card number was active beyond 11:59pm of Wednesday, September 25.
She added that the report submitted by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC on Thursday revealed that a total of 2,277,311 improperly registered lines have been blocked.