The Federal Government has extended the deadline for Nigerians to link their National Identity numbers (NINs) to their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to February 9.
The initial deadline was slated for January 19th, 2021. However, The Mobile Network Operators MNOs, acting under the backing of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), stated that it had received confirmation of the deadline extension from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
”We have received formal confirmation from the NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from January 19 to February 9, 2021.
To ensure that we utilize the extension period, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enroll are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ng for a list of enrolment centers close to them.” – Mr, Gbenga Adebayo (ALTON Chairman).