The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to several media publications to the effect that the Commission will require Nigerians to submit the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of their phones to it from July, 2021.

 

At no time did the Commission issue a Statement regarding the registration of IMEI by subscribers and it has no plans to do so.

 

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.

 

The general public is advised to disregard the said publications, which have created the erroneous impression that telephone subscribers will be required to register their IMEI with their networks.

 

371 thoughts on “Subscribers Are Not Required To Submit IMEI – NCC – Phones”
  1. Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity…O God of creation, direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right help our youth the truth to know in love and honestly to grow and

  2. But i thought they also announce that people should start submitting their phone’s device identity , now they also said that commision never say such. That’s good anyways. The new introducing system is also good too.

  3. At no time did the Commission issue a Statement regarding the registration of IMEI by subscribers and it has no plans to do so.

  4. Arise o compatriots Nigeria call obey to serve our fathers land with love and strength and Faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one Nation bound in freedom peace and unity. I pledge to Nigeria my country to be faithful loyal and honest to serve Nigeria with all my strength to defend her unity and uphold her honour and Glory so help me God.

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