Nigerians To Submit Phones’ Tracking ID Numbers To NCC From July: Nigerians to Submit Their Phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) Number To NCC, this move to take effect as July 2021

All Nigerians with mobile phones are mandated to submit their Phone’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) Number to NCC, failure to do so will attract some restrictions as to the usage of your mobile phone

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As from July 2021, all Nigerians will be required to submit their mobile phone IMEI Number to NCC,

This statement was made by the Nigerian Communications Commission

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“The implementation of a Centralised Equipment Identity Register otherwise known as Device Management System will serve as a repository for keeping records of all registered mobile phones’ International Mobile Equipment Identity and owners of such devices.”

“IMEIs that have been reported as either stolen or illegal will be shared through the DMS to all the operators and service providers.”

 “It allows us to track the phone’s information, people the phone calls each day, and the house address of the people that call on the phone.”

 “I can’t disclose how the IMEI of a phone works. It is sensitive information. Leaking the secret helps the people stealing the phone bypass the information.”

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“Some people already try to change the IMEI of stolen phones, but we know what to do to get the original one.”

Features of IMEI number

It is a 15-digit number unique to each phone.

With the IMEI number, a phone can be tracked and located irrespective of the cellular number in it.

The IMEI number is the mobile phone’s fingerprint.

According to an expert that helps the Nigerian Police track stolen phones, who pleaded anonymity, “The IMEI of a phone allows us to track the phone.

With this move, the NCC will have the IMEI numbers, NIN, and mobile numbers of every Nigerian

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