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FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Till…

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage Till…

The National Identification number (NIN) and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration has been extended by the Federal government.

The Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami after a virtual meeting with Adeolu Akande, NCC chairman; Umar Garba Dambatta, executive Vice President of NCC, and Aliyu Azeez, director-general of NIMC gave the directives for the exercise to be extended till June 30.

According to a statement signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications at NIMC, the extension was based on the request stakeholders in order to enable all citizens and other foreign residents to register.

More than 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.

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“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 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.”

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