180m telephone lines in Nigeria linked to NIN – NCC Boss

Umar Garba Danbatta scaled

180m telephone lines in to NIN – Boss

Prof Umar Danbatta, the Vice of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has that over 180 million telephone lines are now with the Identity Numbers (NIN).

Danbatta said this on Tuesday during ’s Public Inquiry on three Regulatory Instruments on the Rule Making in .

Addressing key stakeholders, the EVC further stated that SIM-NIN link-up was made possible following the capturing of over 64 million Nigerians by the National Identity Commission (NIMC) in the National Identity Numbers (NIN) database.

The EVC said that statistics indicate that the telecommunications industry has bounced back with broadband penetration peaking at 41 percent while active telephone subscribers have increased by over .

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Prof. Danbatta had recently said with the deployment of over 1,500 NIN enrolment outlets by Mobile Operators (MNOs), the number of enrolments will increase significantly.

He also said that available statistics indicate that the telecommunications industry has bounced back with broadband penetration peaking at 41 percent while active telephone subscribers have increased by over one million


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