FG extends deadline for NIN registration to Feb. 9

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Federal Government has extended the deadline for Nigerians to register and link Identification Number (NIN) to their SIM cards before February 9, 2021.

This information posted the official Twitter handle of the NIMC.

The NIMC had initially given a January 19 deadline for those with NIN and February 9 for those without NIN.

The tweet reads: “All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for identification number (NIN) and link them before February 9th, 2021.

Enroll for your identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!!

“Please remember, NIN enrollment is FREE.”

Earlier Tuesday, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) released a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde.

Adinde said at the end of a review meeting January 18, 2021, the Technical Implementation reported significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.

A total of 47.8 million NINs have been received by the mobile operators, at an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber.