The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has clarified issues bothering on the submission of the international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) which is expected to begin in July.
The Regulatory body director of public affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde while making the clarification pointed that the NCC has no plan of carrying out registration of IMEI Number, and that the system will automatically capture IMEI Numbers without any submission requirement from subscribers.
Adinde’s Statement :-
“The reports in question have emanated from a section of the Revised National Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari and which has been uploaded on the Commission’s website.
“It is pertinent to state that the Commission is in the process of deploying a Device Management System (DMS). The DMS will essentially protect subscribers against phone theft and will identify and enable the elimination of fake devices from the networks. The system will capture IMEI automatically without any requirement for subscribers to submit same.”