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Goats and Yams registered for Sim cards


Want to buy a new SIM card? Too tired to wait in line and register the SIM? Send your goat or yam instead according
to this report from The Telegraph...lol. Find it below...
SIM card registration agents across the country are using pictures of goats and foodstuff instead of human beings during the registration process, Efosa Idehen, the Head, Compliance, Monitoring and
Enforcement of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), said on Monday.
He said: “It may interest you to know that after the telephone operators might have completed their own part of the registration and forwarded it to us as the
regulators; we sometimes find pictures of goats and yams. We also do find pictures of  women with men’s name and vice versa.

“When information got to the NCC that some people were buying SIM cards without their biometrics, it became worrisome to us because the main purpose of SIM card registration was going to be defeated.”
According to Idehen, investigation by the regulator showed that SIM cards that were not registered were used by criminals like kidnappers.
He added that the pre-activated SIM cards were usually sold at a premium sum of N 1,500 as against N 100 for the
normal ones. “We have had to sanction GSM operators in the past for not
monitoring the activities of their agents,” he said. “Anyone who sells fully activated SIM cards is as guilty as the person who registers the card because they are not
supposed to be registered before sale.
“In Osun state, I arrested some teenagers of 13 and 14 years of age, took them to their parents and verbally warned them that what their children were doing would
land them in problem.”Idehen said anyone found with pre-activated SIM cards
would be prosecuted and may end up paying a fine of N 200,000.
The NCC is mandated to create a credible data base of Nigerians using the GSM.
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