The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has called on the newly inaugurated Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC to link up SIM card registration to national Identification Card, ID-Card and Bank Verification Number, BVN.
Pantami, who made the call at the inauguration, which held at the ministry’s headquarters, in Abuja, said that it was an important step to take as it was part of the policy of the present administration.
According to him, the policy is with regard to Nigeria’s achievement on handling 9.4 million SIM cards, some are partially registered, some not completely registered. He further suggested that every individual should possibly have three SIM cards as regards the policy sent to the NCC as part of regulation to the board.
In his remarks, The Board Chairman, Adeolu Akande expressed happiness and gratitude for the opportunity and support to be of service to the commission. Akande, who spoke on behalf of the newly-inaugurated board, promised on behalf of the board and management of NCC, to meet up and exceed the minister’s expectations.