Following complaints by some Nigerians that they are being asked to pay fees before their sim could be registered, a Consultant with MTN has warned subscribers not to pay any money to anyone while registering their SIM cards, describing it as dubious and unacceptable .
The Trade Marketing Consultant, MTN, Mr. Adeyinka Adeniyi, who gave the warning yesterday in Abuja, noted that the collection of any fee or fine during the process of registration was illegal.
According to him, “nobody should pay any money for registration “because there is nothing like registration fee”.
However, some subscribers who spoke to Nigerian Pilot alleged that they were asked to pay N100 at different MTN outlet in Abuja.
Some of the MTN outlets visited in FCT, revealed long queues as subscribers waited patiently to register their SIM cards. At the Nyayan outlet, subscribers were seen on long queues as they registered their SIM cards.
A subscriber who identify herself as Miss Mary Ameh appeal to the authorities to deploy more attendant so to reduce the long queues been witness in most of the outlets.
Ameh said that she woke up as early as 5.a.m. to come out for the registration but on getting to the place her number was 235.
She called on MTN to find a better and quicker way of carrying out the exercise to avoid stress and hardship.
At the Lugbe outlet, subscribers were also seen on long queue waiting patiently to register SIM cards.
It would be recalled that MTN had been sending out text messages to subscribers to register their SIMs and compensation ranging from NI000 to N20, 000 following NCC, directives.

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