The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy communicated has said that the issuance of new SIM cards will resume on Monday April 19.
iVotesng reports that the government suspended the activity in December 2020 as it embarked on an audit of the Subscriber Registration Database.
But a statement signed by Femi Ademiluyi, a techncal aide to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami stated that the government will resume issuance of new SIM “as long as verification is done and the guidelines are fully adhered to.”
The Communications Ministry said at the time that the audit exercise was important in order to verify and ensure compliance by Mobile Network Operators with set quality standards and requirements of SIM Card Registration.
The resumption of new SIM cards issuance comes as the country is set to implement a Revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration.