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BREAKING: FG Approves Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

BREAKING: FG Approves Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

Information reaching Naija news house has it that the Federal Government has approved extension of deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26, 2021.

The government said the decision to extend the deadline was reached after a request by stakeholders on the needs to consolidate enrolment and NIN-SIM verification process.

Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

It added the development followed the rapid increase in the number of enrolment systems across the country.

The linkage by Nigerians has hit 57.3 million.

Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

The government made the announcement in a statement signed jointly 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 Federal Government has approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for its citizens and residents to obtain the NIN and it is important to take advantage of the extension.

Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

” There are now a total of 57.3 million unique NIN enrolments, with average of 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN. With the great number of enrolment centres across the country, every citizen and legal resident should be able to obtain their NINs.

Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage
Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

” Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on behalf of the Federal Government, appreciates Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise.

Deadline For NIN/SIM Linkage

“The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Garba Dambatta, and the Director-General/CEO of that National Identity Management Commission, Engr Aliyu Azeez, urge citizens and legal residents to make sure they use the opportunity to complete the process of enrolment and verification.”

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