Citizens urged to link NIN to SIM without delay

In preparation for the enforcement of linkage of the National Identity Number to Subscriber Identity Module, otherwise known as NIN-SIM linkage, and just as the last extension of the deadline for subscribers to do so gradually comes to an end, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has urged citizens and legal residents to use the next few days to ensure that they complete the linkage. 

Recall that the Federal Government had approved an extension of the NIN-SIM linkage deadline to the 31st of March, 2022. It would however seem that by the latest directive, the Federal Government is again approving an extension of the deadline.

To this end, the Honourable Minister, in a press statement jointly signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs​​​ of the Nigerian Communications Commission and Mr. Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management ​​​​​​​Commission (NIMC), directed that the NIMC offer enrollment services round-the-clock for the next few days.

“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,” the press statement reads.

Prof Pantami also thanked all those who have completed their NIN-SIM linkage.

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