The Executive Vice Chairman of the  Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Danbatta has revealed that over 180 million telephone lines are now linked with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

The NCC boss disclosed this on Tuesday following the capturing of over 60 million Nigerians by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in the National Identity Numbers (NIN) database.

According to him, the telecommunications industry has bounced back with broadband penetration peaking at 41 percent while active telephone subscribers have increased by over one million.

He stated this while delivering his address during the Public Inquiry on three Regulatory Instruments on the Rule Making Process at the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

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