The Federal Government has extended the registration period for NIN-SIM integration following a meeting of the National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration today Monday, December 21, 2020.
In a joint statement for the Ministerial Task Force Based on the endorsement of the Federal Government of Nigeria and signed by Prof. Umar G. Danbatta, the EVC/CEO of NCC and Engr. Aliyu Aziz, Director-General, NIMC reads:
- Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from Wednesday, December 30, 2020, to Thursday, January 19, 2021.
- Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020, to Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
- NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens to attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of facemasks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing.
- The President appreciates Nigerians for their patience and commitment to update their Identities; The Federal Government also thanks all stakeholders for their compliance with the directives.
- Mr. President has also commended the efforts of the Task Force and urged all stakeholders to take advantage of the extension to link their SIM card with their NIN.
- Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and verification charges remain suspended during these extensions.
The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) with other stakeholders in the sector including Director-General (DG), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); DG, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); Executive Commissioner, Technical Services (ECTS), NCC; Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (ECSM), NCC; Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON); Chief Executive Officers of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.
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