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Nigerians to Submit Phone IDs in Three Months, says NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Nigerians will have to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity of their phones to it from July.

According to NCC, the aim is “to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market, discourage mobile phone theft, enhance National Security, protect consumer interest, increase revenue generation for the government, reduce the rate of kidnapping, mitigate the use of stolen phones for crime, and facilitate blocking or tracing of stolen mobile phones and other smart devices, one of the means to achieve this is through the deployment of Device Management System.”

With this move, the NCC will have the IMEI numbers, NIN, and mobile numbers of every Nigerian.

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