FG Extends NIN-SIM Link By Few Days



This was contained in a statement issued Thursday by Spokespersons of Nigeria Communications Commission’s (NCC) and NIMC Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Mr Kayode Adegoke respectively.






The government of Nigeria has again extended the NIN to SIM verification exercise by a few days, Sun News reports.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has also directed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to provide round the clock enrollment services in the next few days.

He urged citizens to take advantage of the window to link their NIN to SIM without delay.

This was contained in a statement issued Thursday by Spokespersons of Nigeria Communications Commission’s (NCC) and NIMC Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Mr Kayode Adegoke respectively.

The Federal Government had in December 2021 approved an extension of the NIN-SIM linkage deadline to the 31st of March, 2022, after previous postponements.

“In preparation for the enforcement, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) urges citizens and legal residents to use the next few days to ensure that they complete the linkage.


“To this end, the Honourable Minister has further directed that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) should offer enrolment services round-the-clock for the next few days. Prof Pantami also thanks all those who have completed their NIN-SIM linkage.

“On behalf of the Honourable Minister, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, urge citizens and legal residents to take advantage of the window to complete the process of enrolment and verification within the next few days.” The statement read in parts.

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