After about 4 months of banning new sim registration in Nigeria, the ban has been lifted, and sales of new sim begin today.
Nigerians and foreigners alike will be able to buy and register new Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) beginning from today 19th April.
This development followed the Nigerian Federal Government’s resolve to lift the ban on new SIM registration on April 15, 2021.
Dr. Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and the Digital Economy, alongside other industry stakeholders, has made the National Identity Number (NIN) mandatory for acquiring and activating new SIMs for individuals, corporates, and SIM replacement.
According to the statement, possession of a National Identity Number (NIN) will be a prerequisite for new SIM acquisition and activation, SIM replacement, new SIM activation for corporates, and Internet-of-Things/Machine-to-Machine (IoT/M2M), amongst others.
You can simply walk into any experience center closest to you register for a new SIM or request for a sim replacement with a valid NIN number.
Let us know if the process of activating a new sim was easy for you.