NIN-SIM linkage gets June 30 new deadline

By Blessing Olaifa, Abuja

The Federal Government has approved June 30 as new deadline for the National Identity Numbers (NIN) linkage with the Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards.

The government also said so far 54 million Nigerians have obtained their NIN, translating to over 190 million mobile numbers.

The government’s decision was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr Ikechukwu Adinde and Head of Corporate Communications of the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) Mr Kayode Adegoke.

The statement reads: “The postponement of the deadline was also based on the request by stakeholders for an extension till 30th of June in order to make it easier for all citizens and legal residents to register.

“Significant progress has been made in the NIN-SIM verification process. For example, almost 54 Million people have obtained their NIN and this can…

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