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Subscribers scramble for last-minute sim registration

By on July 1, 2013

Mobile telephone subscribers on Sunday embarked on a last minute rush to register their SIM cards to beat the June 30 deadline.

Queues were seen in many parts of Lagos such as Obalende, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Ojuelegba.

Our correspondent gathered that many people abandoned their assignments to have their SIM cards registered. Some Christians also abandoned church services to have their cards registered.

Meanwhile, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria has written to the Nigerian Communications Commission asking for an extension of the deadline for the SIM card registration.

The association said it was concerned about the notice of instruction for mass disconnection of unregistered subscribers with effect from June 30, 2013.

The letter, which was addressed to the Executive Vice- Chairman of the commission, Dr. Eugene Juwah, read in part, “SIM card registration has been ongoing for sometimes but subscribers have embraced this exercise more in the past few weeks leading to the June 30, 2013 deadline.

“Also, in the light of the security situation in the country and the general logistic problem, it has been very difficult for the subscribers, registration agents and our members (operators) to meet the June 30, 2013 deadline.”