Amid worries over the registration of National Identification Number, NIN, the Federal Government has provided an update on NIN registration deadline.
Speaking, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami expressed satisfaction with progress recorded in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.
Pantami, who lauded citizens’ commitment further urged everyone to submit their NINs before the February 9, 2021 deadline.
He further reminded Nigerians to secure and protect their NINs, urging subscribers to desist from selling their NINs or allowing others to use their NINs for registration.
NIN Registration Deadline
It was gathered that 47.8 million NINs have been collected by the mobile operators with an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber when filing this report.
Meanwhile, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force has expressed optimism that many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
The Committee drew attention to the App developed by the Federal Government, allowing subscribers to link up to a maximum of seven (7) SIMs to their NIN (read more here)