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FG extends deadline for NIN and Sim card linkage

Federal Government extends deadline given for linking the National Identity Numbers, to Sim Cards.

The initial deadline given to Nigerians to link their Sim cards to their NIN was January 19 or risk getting their telephone lines blocked.

Following the expiration of the deadline on Tuesday January 19, the Federal government has now extended the deadline till February 9

The mobile network operators (MNOs) in a press statement released today Wednesday, January 20, said that the Federal Government has granted a further extension of the deadline to February 9 to allow subscribers yet to sync their SIMs with their NINs to do so.

“We have received formal confirmation from the NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from January 19 to February 9, 2021.

To ensure that we utilise the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enroll are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ngfor a list of enrolment centres close to them.” the statement read in part

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