Nigerian govt extends NIN-SIM registration till June 30



Nigerian government has extended the ongoing national identification number (NIN) and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration exercise till June 30.

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, announced this in a statement jointly signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, director of public affairs and Kayode Adegoke, head of corporate communications at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

This is coming few days before the May 6 deadline earlier announced.

The NIN extension was granted based on stakeholders’ request and in order to give Nigerians more time to register.

So far 54 million Nigerians with an estimated 190 million mobile numbers have obtained their NIN.

Part of the statement read: “The postponement of the deadline was also based on the request by…



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