The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) recalled that prior to the directive, NCC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Team had reduced the number of questionable SIM cards in the country to 9.2 million.
He stated that the deactivation was contrary to reports by a section of the media “suggesting that nothing has been done with respect to the issue of improperly-registered SIM cards”.
He stated that the SIM data submitted to the Commission is constantly being validated for higher efficiency to support the national security objectives of the SIM registration exercise through NCC’s zero tolerance for deviations from the proper registration process.
The EVC restated its resolve to partner with stakeholders to address national security concerns, especially kidnappings, banditry, armed robberies, cattle rustling and other crimes associated with SIM cards across and to ensure that same are traceable to their real owners.
Note that if your SIM card failed to come up with the network coverage, possibly, it might be among the 2.2 million improperly registered SIM Cards which have been deactivated.