THE House of Representatives on Wednesday said it was forced to summon the National Communications Commission when strange persons were calling and messaging public office holders during the recent #EndSARS protests.
The House stated that the identities of the owners of the telephone lines could not be ascertained as the Subscriber Identification Module cards used were not registered.
The NCC had threatened that SIM cards not linked to NIN issued by the National Identity Management Commission would be blocked.
However, the House called for an extension of the deadline issued to subscribers from two weeks to 10 weeks.
The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, had moved a motion of urgent public importance at the plenary on Wednesday to demand more time for SIM card owners to provide their NIN.
The motion was titled, ‘Need for the Nigerian Communications Commission to give Nigerians reasonable time to submit their National Identification Number for SIM Registration’.