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Business News of Tuesday, 5 October 2021


180 million telephone lines linked with NIN - Danbatta

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed the number of telephone lines linked with the National Identity Numbers.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, disclosed that over 180 million telephone lines are now connected with the NIN.

He made this known at the Public Inquiry on three Regulatory Instruments on the Rule Making Process at the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

Danbatta noted that the telecommunications industry has bounced back following the capturing of over 60 million Nigerians by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in the National Identity Numbers (NIN) database.

He said the broadband penetration peaked at 41 percent while active telephone subscribers have increased by over one million.