May 20, 2024
Federal Government urges citizens to link NIN to SIM without delay
It is the duty of MNOs to update SIM registration records with NIN --- NCC
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By Eyo Nsima

The Federal Government has urged citizens to link NIN to SIM without delay, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and ​the National Identity Management ​​​​​​​Commission, NIMC.

In a statement obtained by The Daily, https://thedaily-ng.com, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde ​ Director, Public Affairs​​​, NCC and Mr. Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC, stated: “The general public would recall that the Federal Government approved an extension of the NIN-SIM linkage deadline to the 31st of March, 2022. In preparation for the enforcement, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) urges citizens and legal residents to use the next few days to ensure that they complete the linkage.

“To this end, the Honourable Minister has further directed that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) should offer enrolment services round-the-clock for the next few days. Prof Pantami also thanks all those who have completed their NIN-SIM linkage.”

They also added: “On behalf of the Honourable Minister, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, urge citizens and legal residents to take advantage of the window to complete the process of enrolment and verification within the next few days.”

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