The Federal Authorities of Nigeria has banned the importation of subscriber id module (SIM) playing cards.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Isa Pantami on Monday in Oniru, Lagos.

He spoke on the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content material Expo (NTICE) organized by the Nigeria Workplace for Growing Indigenous Telecoms Sector (NODITS) of the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC).

Pantami mentioned Africa’s largest nation shouldn’t be importing issues that could possibly be produced inside. “Let me make it clear that the federal authorities will now not tolerate the importation of sim playing cards. We are actually producing them in Nigeria.
Our intention is to extend indigenous content material within the ICT sector in order that by 2025, we can be self-reliant by at the least 80 p.c”, the minister famous.

Pantami urged stakeholders and residents to assist authorities efforts to spice up native patronage and consumption. “If we do that, historical past can be variety to all of us.”

Recall In June, Pantami knowledgeable the general public that the Buhari administration had established a SIM card manufacturing plant in Lagos. The power, constructed with personal sector assist, has the capability to provide 200 million playing cards yearly and in addition export them to different African international locations


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