ABUJA – The Federal Government has urged the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to offer enrolment services round-the-clock for people who are yet to link their SIM to NIN.
This is in preparation for the enforcement of the Federal Government policy as extended deadline for citizens and residents in Nigeria to their SIM to NIN expired on Thursday, 31 March.
A statement jointly issued by NIMC and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday reads:
“The general public would recall that the Federal Government approved an extension of the NIN-SIM linkage deadline to the 31st of March, 2022. In preparation for the enforcement, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) urges citizens and legal residents to use the next few days to ensure that they complete the linkage.
“To this end, the Honourable Minister has further directed that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) should offer enrolment services round-the-clock for the next few days. Prof Pantami also thanks all those who have completed their NIN-SIM linkage.
“On behalf of the Honourable Minister, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, urge citizens and legal residents to take advantage of the window to complete the process of enrolment and verification within the next few days.”
•Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde
Director, Public Affairs
Nigerian Communications Commission
•Mr. Kayode Adegoke
Head, Corporate Communications,
Nigeria Identity Management Commission
March 31, 2022