- The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami directed the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC to remove the N20 fee imposed on subscribers.
The Federal Government has issued a new directive on the National Identification Number, NIN retrieval charges.
It was gathered that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami directed the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC to remove the N20 fee imposed on subscribers.
According to the spokesperson for the Minister, Uwa Suleiman, the government ordered telecommunications to stop the deduction for NIN retrieval.
Pantami Ordered the cancellation Of NIN Retrieval Charge Across All Network with immediate effect as part of intervention aimed at making the process easier and affordable.
NIN Retrieval Charges
However, the Executive Vice Chairman NCC and the Director-General of National Identification Management Commission, NIMC informed Dr Pantami that the relevant authorities had met and negotiated a waiver with the Mobile Network Operators in that regard.
The NCC Boss said by this waiver, all subscribers and applicants can access the service using the *346# code for their NIN retrieval at no charge.
Earlier, the NCC had ordered telecommunication service providers to block SIM cards not registered with NIN after two weeks.