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NCC disqualifies Nigerians below 18 years from getting SIM

Posted by on October 6, 2021 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission has disqualified anyone below the age of 18 from registering and proudly proudly owning a Subscriber Id Module in Nigeria.

That’s primarily based on the draft copy of the modified Registration of Telephone Subscribers Guidelines revealed on the charge’s website online.

Throughout the modified guidelines, NCC restricted &telecoms subscribers’ to solely embrace anyone above the age of 18.

“‘Subscriber’ means a person not below the age of 18 years who subscribes to communications services by purchasing a subscription medium or entering into a subscription contract with a licensee.”

The Licensee refers to ‘a provider of communications services that utilises a subscription medium in the Federal Republic of Nigeria’.

The foundations had been made per the powers conferred upon the charge by half 70 of the Nigerian Communications Act,2003.

In accordance with Half 57 of the Act, the NCC carried out a Public Inquiry on the Registration of Telephone Subscribers Guidelines, alongside the draft SIM Various Pointers and the draft Spectrum Shopping for and promoting Pointers at its head office in Abuja on Tuesday.

NCC’s Authorities Commissioner Stakeholders’ Administration, Mr Adeleke Adewolu, gave the opening touch upon the event.

He talked about, “The public inquiry is an avenue that enables the commission develop and review its regulatory instruments by incorporating the comments and suggestions of industry stakeholders.”

In the middle of the general public inquiry, which was held bodily and practically, key stakeholders, along with MTN, urged the charge to revise the age limit.

MTN requested the charge to make the age limit 14 years and above.

The NCC, nonetheless, insisted on 18 years and above for anyone who needs to private and register a SIM in Nigeria.

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