FG bans importation of sim cards

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THE Federal Government on Monday announced a ban on the importation of sim cards into the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami disclosed this today in Lagos at the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE) organised by the Nigeria Office for Developing Indigenous Telecoms Sector (NODITS) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The minister said that the government would no longer tolerate the importation of SIM cards into the country.

Pantami stated that the nation was now producing sim cards locally.

According to him, the aim of the country was to increase indigenous content in the ICT sector so that by 2025, the nation would be self-reliant by at least 80 percent.