By G9ija

The first Nigeria Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE) has yielded domestic production of over 100 million Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) in the domestic market.

Head, Financing and Stakeholders Engagement Team, NCC, Aderonke Sola-Ogunsola, made the disclosure at this year’s AFRICANXT in Lagos.

She spoke on “Mandate and Strides Towards Full Digital Economy in Nigeria”.

She maintained that this could see Nigeria serve as manufacturer of SIM in West Africa through the Nigeria Telecommunications Indigenous Content of the NCC.

According to her, over 100 million SIMs had been ordered by various telecommunications companies, putting an end to the importation of SIM and an attainment of a fully digital economy in Nigeria.

Sola-Ogunsola said that at the 2022 indigenous content expo in Lagos, the Federal Government banned the importation of SIMs into Nigeria.

She highlighted that the Nigeria Telecommunications Indigenous Content took the steps to encourage innovation among the youths and promote the digital economy.

In her words, “There is the need to ensure individuals, businesses and the nation harness derivable benefits and the opportunities offered by the emergent digital culture, to improve quality of life, grow businesses, and leapfrog the national economy.

“This remains the overarching objective of government policies, plans, and strategies.”

This year’s theme is: “Cooperate. Collaborate. Innovate. Unlocking Our Potential, Ensuring Africa’s Prosperity”.