FG again Extend NIN Registration deadline by 8 weeks
Have you Register your phone lines (SIM cards) and participated in the on going National identification Number popularly known as NIN? If you are yet to register, here is a another chance for you as the Nigerian Government have issued another extension period.
The Nigerian Government through its Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has on Tuesday announced the extension of the deadline for the NIN-SIM linkage and verification by another eight weeks, till June 30, 2021.
The extension was because of the requests by stakeholders so as to make it easier for all citizens and legal residents to register. This was disclose in a jointly signed statement by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
“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 much awaited Android enrolment system is now ready for deployment and this has the potential to significantly accelerate the speed and ease of enrolments.
“Furthermore, the telecom providers and other enrolment agents have also opened several centres across the country to make it easier for eligible citizens and residents to obtain and link their NINs.”
The Honourable Minister, Mr Pamtami wishes to thank Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government's directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise. "He again stated government's commitment to continually taking decisions aimed at easing the pains of the citizens with regards to issues related to the NIN and SIM registration".