- Some of the resolutions reached during the meeting include three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December 2020 to 19th January 2021.
The Federal Government has on Monday extended the deadline for the provision of the National Identification Number, NIN Update by telecommunication service subscribers.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Umar Danbatta, and Director-General, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz.
The statement is titled Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees.
According to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the deadline was extended after the National Task Force on National Identification Number and SIM Registration met on Monday, 21st December 2020.
Some of the resolutions reached during the meeting include three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December 2020 to 19th January 2021 and Six weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December 2020 to 9th February 2021.
It was gathered that the meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
However, Pantami noted that the NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens to attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols.