The Federal Executive Council, on Wednesday, approved the procurement of telecommunication equipment that would be used to detect and block fraudsters using different SIM cards. The approval of the new regulatory system is expected to support the country to address the challenges of insecurity, among others.
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Council meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Pantami explained that the deployment of the system would help to monitor, detect and block SIM cards, thereby fighting what he called “voice traffic termination fraught.” He said, “I am here to present two memos approved by the Federal Executive Council. And these two memos are to be implemented by the Nigerian Communications Commission.
“The first memo that has been approved by the Federal Executive Council is for the deployment of regulatory systems in the telecommunications industry, which is to be implemented by the NCC. “These regulatory systems have two components. Component number one is the deployment of a regulatory system to monitor, detect and block SIM box traffic.