FG Extends Deadline For NIN-SIM SynchronizationFeatured, Latest News, National News, News Across Nigeria Thursday, January 21st, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the synchronization of the National Identity numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to February 9.
According to mobile network operators, the federal government shifted the date to enable Nigerians yet to sync their SIMs with their NINs to do so as the initial deadline expired on January 19.
According to a statement by the MNOs, acting under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), which stated that it had received confirmation of the deadline extension from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The statement read: “We have received formal confirmation from the NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously 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 utilise the extension period judiciously, 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.ngfor a list of enrolment centres close to them.”
The African Examiner reports that the NCC had stated that about 47.8 million SIMs were successfully linked between December 16, 2020 and January 19, 2021.s
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