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9mobile commences new SIM card activation


9mobile commences new SIM card activation

Nigerian private telecommunications company, 9mobile, has announced that it has begun registering customers for Subscriber Identity Module card activation in all its customer service centres across the country.

The company disclosed on Thursday that the move was the first by any Nigerian telco after the ban on activation of new SIM card was lifted by the Federal Government last week.

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Recall that in December 2020, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy banned SIM cards’ activation.

9mobile’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stjepan Udovicic stated that the company’s decision to commence the SIM activation as soon as possible was because it remained committed to the welfare of customers.

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“At 9mobile, our customers’ interest remains our priority. We know several people were affected when the ban was announced, and they had been looking forward to its lifting. So, we deemed it expedient to start immediately for our customers’ sakes,” Udovicic said.

He added that 9mobile had been prepared for the recommencement of SIM card activation and that customers only needed to visit their service centres to do so.

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