Although age restrictions loom, people younger than 18 can still get SIM cards in Nigeria

Published on 22/10/2021 at 15:38

News articles in Nigeria claim that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has banned the sale of SIM cards to children younger than 18. This is misleading: the NCC is indeed considering the move, as reflected in one of its draft regulations, but the policy is yet to come into effect. An NCC spokesperson confirmed this to AFP Fact Check.