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NIMC Overwhelmed by Blocked SIM Users, Lists 15,000 Centres

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, was reportedly overwhelmed by the Subscriber Identity/Identification Module, SIM Users across the nation following the blocking of numbers of persons who failed to link the National Identification Number, NIN to their SIMs.

It would be recalled that the Federal Government on several occasions gave the directive to mobile network subscribers urging them to carry out the exercise before the deadline.

The agency finally decided to take a drastic measure which involves directing the network service providers to shut down every unlinked SIM card which suddenly led to the storming of registration/enrolment centres to get the process completed.

To accommodate the swarming crowd, the agency revealed that it has over 15,000 centres in the country, where Nigerians and others can enroll for their identification numbers.

The commission added that there are over 150 centres in 40 countries in the diaspora for enrollment.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the commission said: “Dear Nigerians/Legal Residents, please be informed that the National Identity Management Commission has over fifteen thousand (15,000) NIN enrolment centres across the 36 States and the FCT. There are over 150 centres in 40 countries in the diaspora. Kindly click on the link to check the numbers enrollment centre closer to you. You can access the list of NIN enrollment centres via the NIMC website: https://nimc. gov.ng/ The statement followed a directive by the Federal Government, instructing telcos to restrict unlinked SIMs from making calls.”

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