effective November 7, 2013, any registered & fully activated SIM card which is yet to perform a revenue generating activity (Voice or data communication) for a period of 48 hours after full activation is to be immediately placed on “receive only” state i.e. (partial barring).
to activate your sim card:
register the line/sim card number.
activate by dialing 200 & follow the voice instruction to select your preferred package.
In line with the new Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Guidelines on SIM replacement, you are required to provide, in addition to a valid means of identification; the SIM pack or other evidence of direct purchase/ownership of the SIM. Where this is unavailable, an affidavit attesting to the ownership and loss of the SIM must be provided.
please, also note that any of the under-listed means of identification remains a compulsory requirement for SIM replacement:
Nigerian National ID Card/ NIMC Slip
Nigerian Driver’s license
Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC)
Letter of Authentication by a Traditional ruler/Community Leader affixed with passport photograph
Affidavit and declaration sworn under oath stating that the declarant does not have an identity card
please note the following caveats:
the photo image on the means of identification must be very visible and easily recognizable when compared to the person presenting it.
for foreigners, only your international passport is acceptable for this process.