Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered telecommunications companies to halt the sale and activation of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM).
This comes before an audit of the Subscriber Registration Database.
In a statement on Wednesday, Director, Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, said the directive are going to be in effect until the audit is completed.
He noted that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, instructed the NCC to conduct the exercise.
However, an exemption could be granted if the federal approves.
NCC warned that non-compliance by network operators could lead on to withdrawal of operating license.
The inspection is to make sure that the firms suits quality standards and requirements.
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