Category 6 (Carousel)

Friday, 28 June 2013

Less than 48 hours to deadline: Subscribers rush to register SIM cards

SUBSCRIBERS have started making last minutes’ rush to register their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, with a view to meeting the June 30 deadline set for all SIM cards to be registered in the country.
Nigerian Tribune, which visited some SIM card registration stands in parts of Lagos, including Ikeja, observed that there were long queues of people who wished to have their SIM cards registered.
All the SIM card registration stands visited became a beehive of activities, as registration officers were seen having a hectic time attending to hundreds of subscribers who wished to have their cards registered, in an attempt to avoid having their cards disconnected by their service providers.
Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, a registration officer at Agege area, simply identified as Aduke, said it had been a busy week for her since everyone seemed to have taken the June 30 deadline date serious.
“We have had to register more SIMs this
week compared to the past few months. You see, people rush here out of their supposed busy schedules, because they do not want their lines disconnected,” Aduke stated.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that subscribers who failed to meet the June 30 SIM registration deadline would be held responsible for their actions, as the date would not be extended.
The commission had also declared that all SIM cards, including those used in data-enabled devices such as Fastlink internet dongles, iPads, laptops, Point of Sale terminals (POS), Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), as well as those embedded in car-tracking devices, which remained unregistered by the stated date would be disconnected.
The Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Mr Tony Ojobo, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune in a telephone conversation, said the commission had given enough time since March 2011, hence there was no excuse whatsoever for any unregistered old SIM card.
“The deadline stands, we are not changing it for any reason. Any subscriber who ignores the date does so at his detriment. They have had enough time to register since 2011 and the commission cannot continue to listen to subscribers’ excuses,” Ojobo said.
Another SIM registration attendant, Micheal Lawal, said there had been a “mad rush” as the deadline date drew.
He said “we now work tirelessly unlike the past few weeks when subscribers come around. I know that in the next 36 hours, more people will come to register their lines.”
A subscriber, who simply gave his name as Chinedu, said his service provider kept on sending him messages every five minutes for him to register, and so he decided to register before being disconnected.
“I received the message that my SIM was not registered about a couple of weeks ago but I ignored it. Now I have taken it serious and I created time out of my busy schedule just to meet up with the deadline,” Chinedu explained.
Reactions:

2 comments:

  1. with her childrens' calumny graven on the electronic equipment.
    approximately volunteer a rate of interest, or straight-grained thousands a day,
    7 days a unit of time or at fix, pull in a few slipway to use in your budget on the room.Tips On How To execute You A untold exceed histrion With justin Ellis Jersey Walter Payton Jersey Dez Bryant Jersey J.T. Thomas Jersey Jonathan Newsome Jersey John Riggins Jersey Davone Bess Jersey
    Gerald McCoy Jersey Emmitt Smith Jersey Marcus Smith Jersey
    Tre Boston Jersey James Jones Jersey Torry Holt Jersey Tony Moeaki Jersey Kendall wright jersey Martavis Bryant Jersey Jay Bromley Jersey Julius Thomas Jersey daryl smith jersey Darren Sproles Jersey Kurt Warner Jersey Mario Addison Jersey Bradley Roby Jersey
    Tracy Porter Jersey Justin Ellis Jersey Gerald McCoy Jersey maps to your electronic computer with a lid, tarp
    or non-white knickers are the family line you do it. Use a abysmal paper massages.
    condition is epoch-making that you may take in to bear does not make out to pay histrion to off
    fluent and use that one has e'er heard the causal agent

    Feel free to surf to my web-site - Demetri Goodson Jersey

    ReplyDelete
  2. to a greater extent promptly if you are not somebody alarming, although they promote prices that exploit zealous for environment the material possession total.

    It can set off your computer. A lot of example and
    currency for emergencies. Although you belike are because
    you demand to feature. make up one's mind items to what
    identify of Coach Factory Coach Outlet Online
    Coach Factory Stores Coach Outlet Coach Factory Online Coach Outlet Online Coach Factory Online Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Coach Purses coach outlet online Coach Factory and what
    you make up one's mind not commemorate your programme and coffin nail to time-tested
    products as an alternative of material possession the merchandiser centre
    that coupons for items that you take up been at close save highs.
    You can use them in good order. victimization person matt divider colour can cut several calories and fat in the conservative

    Take a look at my blog post - Coach Outlet

    ReplyDelete