Sales of pre-registered SIM cards boom despite fines

The unlawful sale and use of pre-registered of SIM cards has continued and is now hobbling the efforts to get the true identities of mobile phone users in Nigeria.

The sale or use of pre-registered of SIM card carries a fine or jail term or both, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

For a telecom company, each pre-registered SIM card attracts a…

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