The group has former Members of Parliament, Private Legal Practitioners, Members of Civil Society Organizations as well as Media practitioners, protesting the ongoing SIM re-registration exercise which is bedeviled with numerous challenges.
It earlier entreated the National Communications Authority to call off its directive to the public to re-register SIM cards, saying that the “attempt to impose this on subscribers or block their lines would amount to an infringement of their property rights.”
A Statement issued by the Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers reads “Following the failure of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to address concerns associated with the legality and chaotic Sim-Reregistration Exercise, we the undersigned Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers, and the over 7000 online petitioners, call upon our fellow countrymen and women to join our campaign for a #NoCallsDay boycott of the MNOs on Tuesday 8th February 2022.”
(III) A demand for the NCA and MNOs to come up with a better and innovative way of re-registering the SIM cards without the current chaotic and inhumane re-registration process we are witnessing up and down the country.
(IV) The NCA should direct the MNOs to stop using private phones of employees to collect subscribers’ biometric data.’’
If the NCA fails to pay heed to the February 8 call, the group says that will hold a full day’s (6 am – 6 pm) boycott on Tuesday 15th February, and same every other Tuesday until the appropriate action is taken by the NCA & MNOs.