The Nigerian Communications Commission has recommended a punishment of N200,000 for mobile communications service providers who do not verify and confirm each subscriber’s biometric, National Identity Number, and other personal information.
This was stated in a proposed draft regulation on telephone subscriber registration for 2020, which was recently published on the NCC’s website.
The draft document read, “A licensee who fails to verify and validate biometric, NIN and other personal information before activation is liable to a penalty of N200, 000 for each subscription medium in breach of these requirements.”
According to the regulation, mobile service providers will be fined per subscription medium if they allow subscribers to make and receive calls, send and receive short message services, and other services typically provided by such operators without first verifying the subscribers’ personal information, including NIN.
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it would be recalled that Nairametrics earlier reported that the Federal Government extended the NIN-SIM data verification deadline to October 31.