The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has said that there are no improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) on any of the networks operating in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Minister’s Technical Assistant on Information Technology, Dr Femi Adeluyi.
The statement read in part: “The attention of the Honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has been drawn to some newspaper articles which claimed that the Senate summoned him concerning the role of communication devices in national security.
“Pantami awaits the official invitation and would like to sincerely thank the senators for their concern and support towards improving national security. The minister has supported security agencies in their statutory duty of protecting lives and property and this is why his first action after his appointment was to issue a directive that no improperly registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) be allowed to remain on our networks.
“Based on the report submitted by the regulator (Nigerian Communications Commission) on September 26, 2019, there is currently no improperly registered SIM on our networks.