MTN Nigeria vows to support NCC policy on SIM sales, registration


MTN Nigeria Plc has  reiterated plans to support Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) policy on the suspension of SIM card sales and registration.

The Commission had directed Mobile Network Operators to immediately suspend the sale and activation of new SIM cards to allow an audit of the Subscriber Registration Database.

Company Secretary, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Uta Ukpanah in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday stated that, “In accordance with the announcement from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), directing the nationwide suspension of new SIM card sales and activations, and initiating a Subscriber Registration Database audit, MTN Nigeria as suspended the sale, registration and activation of new SIM cards across all touch points.

“This includes MTN service Centres, Connect Stores and all affiliated Retail/Trade Outlets.”

The telecommunication giant said it regrets the inconvenience this would cause some of customers, stressing that it is committed to working with the NCC to complete the planned audit an efficient and seamless manner.

The statement added that, “Existing MTN customers can continue to access all other services such as airtime and data purchases, and live support cia MyMTN App an our online channels or they can walk into any of our stores for assistance.

“In addition, customers can visit our service Centres in Asaba, Ibadan, Kaduna and Port Harcourt to secure Digital Identification from the National Identity Management Commission Agents stationed there.

“MTN Nigeria remains committed to support in the Government’s efforts to create a secure and sustainable digital economy and are steadfast in our relentless drive to assure compliance with SIM registration regulations.

“We will join other industry stakeholders in a meeting with Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the honourable Minister of Communications and digital Economy, to chart a course of action.”