FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage...See New Date

Total Members : 59,943
Monday 10th of May 2021

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage...See New Date

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has announced an extension of the date for national identification number (NIN) and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration.

 

He said the FG approved that the exercise be extended till June 30.

 

Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami reportedly gave the directive after a virtual meeting with Adeolu Akande, NCC chairman; Umar Garba Dambatta, executive vice president of NCC, and Aliyu Azeez, director-general of NIMC.

 

This was confirmed in a statement jointly signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

 

It was also learnt that almost 54 million Nigerians with an estimated 190 million mobile numbers have obtained their NIN.

 

The statement read; 

 

“The postponement of the deadline was also based on the request by stakeholders for an extension till 30th of June in order to make it easier for all citizens and legal residents to register.

 

“Significant progress has been made in the NIN-SIM verification process. For example, almost 54 million people have obtained their NIN and this can translate to up to 190 million mobile numbers, since empirical evidence suggests that each unique NIN maps to 3 to 4 phone lines.”

 

The Ministry which stated that the NIN is similar to the social security number and the national insurance number in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, added that it is important for accessing public services in line with sections 27 and 29 of the NIMC Act, 2007.

 

The statement added; 

 

“The much awaited Android enrolment system is now ready for deployment and this has the potential to significantly accelerate the speed and ease of enrolments. 

 

“Furthermore, the telecom providers and other enrolment agents have also opened several centres across the country to make it easier for eligible citizens and residents to obtain and link their NINs.

 

“The Federal Government has approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for its citizens and residents to obtain the NIN and it is important to take advantage of the extension.

 

“Dr Pantami wishes to thank Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise. He again reiterated government’s commitment to continually taking decisions aimed at easing the pains of the citizens with regard to issues related to NIN and SIM registration.”

 


Share:
Popular Post
COMMENTS
  1. author
    Dominic

    Uzegbu

  1. author
    Hafsah Usman

    okay now i know

  1. author
    Oladipupo

    Nice one Very nice

  1. author
    Happiness

    sure thing Cool

  1. author
    Jummai

    Too many things to say

  1. author
    Dele Matthews

    Alright oh

  1. author
    Olivia Steven

    Na wah oo

  1. author
    Mark

    we move

  1. author
    Danladi

    Gooodddddd

  1. author
    Lekan

    Very interesting piece

  1. author
    Veronica

    Thats a good write up

  1. author
    Mustapha Musa

    Thanks God for my family and friends

  1. author
    Obinna

    Awesome read

  1. author
    Morgan inyang

    so typical

  1. author
    Hassana

    Gtgtgmgwhujb.a,m.a,a.jug

  1. author
    Habib Ali

    Allah help us all

  1. author
    Anyanwu

    Woah

  1. author
    Mary-Anyaka

    Mad oh.

  1. author
    Bimbo039

    Hmmm.

  1. author
    jack

    Amazing

Page1 of 2
LEAVE A REPLY