FG orders removal of charges from NIN retrieval

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The Federal government has ordered the (NCC ) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to remove the 20 USSD fee imposed on subscribers for the retrieval their National Identity Numbers (NIN).

The Minister Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami gave the directive on .

was learnt that the Minister’s directive which takes immediate effect, was aimed at making the easier and affordable.

a letter conveying the implementation the directive, the Executive Vice Chairman NCC and the Director General NIMC, informed Dr Pantami that the relevant authorities had met , and negotiated a waiver the Network Operators that regard.

A statement by the Minister’s media aide, Uwa Suleiman noted that by the waiver, “all Nigerians, subscribers and applicants can access the service using the *346# code for their NIN retrieval at charge for the duration of the NIN/ integration exercise.”

Recall that the Federal Government had earlier directed that all National Identification Numbers be integrated Subscriber Identification Modules for security purposes, Suleiman said.

She added that the Minister appreciates the efforts of all stakeholders and encourages them to continue to sacrifice for national interest.