Nigerians to submit phone IDs in 3 months, says NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced Nigerians will have to provide the International Mobile Equipment Identity of their phones to it from July, aso Naija reports
The regulatory core said this in the commission’s Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration.
The NCC’s move to commence the implementation of the Device Management System (a Centralised Equipment Identity Register) is seconded by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
A portion of the policy said, “Accordingly, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has authorized that the Device Management System should be implemented within three months.”
The NCC said, “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.