The Federal Government had ordered telecommunications operators including MTN, Globacom, Airtel, and 9mobile to bar all outgoing calls of all Subscriber Identification Module cards not yet linked with the National Identification Number effective from April 4, 2022.
However, telecommunications operator, Airtel Nigeria, has lamented revenue loss as about 8.5 million of its customers were yet to comply with the linkage.
Airtel Nigeria noted that only 35.9 million out of its 44.4 million active customers had linked their NIN with their SIMs as of the end of April 2022, about one month since the barring.
The PUNCH learnt that 8.5 million subscribers of Airtel had yet complied and were said to have been placed on ‘receive only’ status, meaning all their outgoing calls would not go through but would receive incoming calls.
Airtel Africa, the parent body of the Airtel Nigeria, made this known in its financial report for the year, ended March 2022.
Airtel noted that the number of its…