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'Nigerians who fail to submit their phone's tracker ID from July will be unable to use the internet, chat, make calls, send text' - NCC

The National Communication Commission (NCC) has said any Nigerian who fails to comply with the recent directive of submission of Phone's tracker ID from July will be unable to use the internet, make calls and send text messages.

The (NCC) also disclosed that network providers will be required to cross-check all phones International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and status on a proposed Centralized Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) otherwise known as Device Management System (DMS) before allowing a device to become active on their network.

The directive claimed the move was to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market, discourage mobile, phone theft, enhance National Security, protect consumer interest, increase revenue generation for the government, reduce rate of kidnapping, mitigate the use of stolen phones for crime, and facilitate blocking or tracing of stolen mobile phones and other smart devices.

This directive made the NCC has caused rage and outburst more because the Minister of Communication Isa Pantami was recently linked with having a connection with Boko Haram terrorist sect.



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