Nigeria: Govt Extends NIN To SIM Registration To 19th January, 2021

The Federal executive on Monday prolonged the registration duration for the linking of national identification number (NIN) to telecom subscribers’ SIM playing cards.FG had remaining week given all telecom subscribers in the country as much as December 30 to get their NIN linked to their SIM registration or have their lines blocked.

However some weeks grace become given by means of the executive on Monday when it prolonged the registration length for these with NIN to January 19 and those devoid of NIN to February 9.The countrywide project force on country wide Identification quantity (NIN) and SIM Registration gave the extension after its emergency meeting in Abuja, a statement from the Ministerial assignment drive on the NIN to SIM registration pointed out on Monday nighttime.The meeting which was chaired via the Minister of Communications and Digital financial system, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), based on the observation, became attended by using predominant stakeholders in the sector together with right officers of the businesses beneath the ministry and properly telecom organizations’ workforce. It talked about: according to the endorsement of the Federal executive of Nigeria, right here resolutions had been made: Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from thirtieth December, 2020 to nineteenth January, 2021..

Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers devoid of NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.

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NIMC has offered innovations to allow residents attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – notably the use of facemasks which is still necessary and upkeep of social distancing.

The assignment force added that the U.S. And verification costs remain suspended throughout these extensions.