NIGERIA BANS SIM CARD IMPORTATION
Nigeria has banned the importation of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami made the announcement this week. He noted that Africa’s biggest country should not be importing things that could be produced within.
“Let me make it clear that the federal government will no longer tolerate the importation of sim cards. We are now producing them in Nigeria.
Our aim is to increase indigenous content in the ICT sector so that by 2025, we will be self-reliant by at least 80 per cent.’’