Why Nigerian Govt Threatens to fine MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile

Why Nigerian Govt Threatens to fine MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile

Providers of the Nigeria network face a proposed fine of N200,000 if they fail to verify and validate their subscribers’ biometric, National Identity Number (NIN) and other personal information.

According to report from, the proposal was made in a document containing fine for other misconduct relating to regulation of telephone subscribers registration, by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The following network, such as Globacom, Etisalat (9mobile), Airtel and MTN Nigeria were all fined N7.4 million, N7 million, N3.8 million, and N102.2 million respectively, before they further fined superior network like mtn a fee of N1.04 trillion over failure to deactivate 5.1 million unregistered lines. Information Guides Nigeria

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It was aforesaid by NCC in a document on its website, that it is now an offence for MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile to preregister a customer or activate a subscription without capturing and registering personal information.

However, the commision also made it clear that “A Licensee who fails to verify and validate biometric, NIN and other personal information before activation is liable to face a penalty of N200,000 for each subscription medium in breach of these requirements.” JAMB Result

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