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Unregistered clients can permanently lose numbers

09 July 2013, 12:02

 Abuja - The Nigerian Communications Commission has set the end of September as the date de-registered mobile subscribers will permanently lose their numbers.

This follows the lapse of the June 30 deadline to register their subscriber identity module (SIM) cards.

NCC Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo said, “As long as they are not registered, they cannot be reconnected and after 90 days, there are no activities on the SIMs, the operator can recover back the number."

The number can subsequently be allocated to another client.

Many of the subscribers who were disconnected by their operators have been swarming mobile network offices to complete the registration process and reconnect their SIM cards.

They were not able to make calls or send text messages after the deadline elapsed.

Through the registration exercise, Nigeria is capturing the identity of mobile phone subscribers.

The move is aimed to curb crimes such as fraud and kidnapping.

Clients have to provide their identity numbers and proof of residence to complete the process.

More than 75 percent of Nigeria's 160 million population are mobile subscribers.

- CAJ News

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