The Nigerian government believes that a lot of unresolved crimes are committed with unregistered SIM cards.
There are 2.42million unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria today, according to the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami.
The number was initially put at 9 million, but pruned down after regularisation of the data. The unregistered cards stand the risk of being blocked within the next one week.
Here is how to confirm your mobile number(s) registration status to avoid being blocked by NCC.
MTN – dial *789*1#
Airtel – dial *746#
9mobile – dial 746 or 200