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Nigerian Communications Commission has denied reports that mobile subscribers will be required to submit the international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) of their phones to it from July, 2021.

In a statement on Friday, the Director of public affairs of the NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, said the commission did not at any time issue a statement regarding the registration of IMEI by subscribers and it has no plans to do so.

The statement read, “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.

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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.

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The system will capture IMEI automatically without any requirement for subscribers to submit same.

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