The Federal Government has lifted the ban on new Subscribers Identification Module (SIMs) card registration, The Nation has learnt.
The effective date for implementation, the government said, is Monday, April 19, 2021.
It however placed NIN registration as mandatory for registering new SIM cards.
The latest development was contained in revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement by Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi, reads in part: “The implementation of the Policy will commence on Monday, 19th of April 2021.
“The issuance of New SIMs and other suspended activities will resume on the same date, as long as verification is done and the guidelines are fully adhered to.
“The Minister has also directed NCC and NIMC to ensure that the provisions of the Policy are strictly followed by all operators and subscribers.