FG Extends Deadline for NIN/SIM Linkage
The Federal Government has approved a postponement of the NIN-SIM data verification deadline until July 26, 2021.
The decision to extend the deadline was made after stakeholders requested that the enrolment and NIN-SIM verification processes be consolidated, according to the administration.
It went on to say that the development came as a result of the country’s rapid growth in the number of enrolling systems.
Nigerians are now connected to a total of 57.3 million people.
The news was made in a joint statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, and the National Identity Management Commission’s (NIMC) Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Kayode Adegoke.
“The Federal Government has allowed the extension as part of its attempt to make it easier for its citizens and residents to receive the NIN, and it is critical to take advantage of the extension,” according to the statement.
” There are now 57.3 million unique NIN enrolments, with 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN on average. Every citizen and legal resident should be able to get their NINs thanks to the large number of enrolling centres across the country.
” On behalf of the Federal Government, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, thanks Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s instruction on the NIN-SIM registration procedure.
“Prof Umar Garba Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, and Engr Aliyu Azeez, Director-General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission, urge citizens and legal residents to take advantage of the opportunity to complete the enrolment and verification process.”
# FG Extends Deadline for NIN/SIM Linkage