ABUJA — The extension granted to telecom subscribers across Nigeria to link their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) with their National Identity Numbers (NINs) ends today.
The March 31, 2022 extension was granted last December by the Federal Government after the earlier deadline had elapsed.
Last year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, had conveyed the approval of the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the NIN-SIM data verification till March 31, 2022.
NIMC set up enrolment centres in over 31 countries to cater to Nigerians in the Diaspora.
As of December 30, 2021, NIMC had issued over 71 million NINs with over 14,000 enrolment centres set up across the country.
The growth in the National Identity Database to over 71 million unique NINs with about three to four SIMs linked to a NIN, reflects the concerted effort of the Federal Government, the Nigerian populace, and legal residents.
The minister, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, on behalf of the Federal Government, thanked all Nigerians and stakeholders for their commitment and support towards the success of the project.
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