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The Nigerian Federal Government extends deadline for NIN and Sim card linkage to February 9

The Federal Authorities has prolonged the deadline for Nigerians with the National Identification Number, NIN, to link it up with their SIM cards.

The Federal authorities in December 2020 gave Nigerians with NIN which might be but to link their Sim cards until January 19 to link them up or risk getting their phone lines blocked.

Following the expiration of the deadline on Tuesday January 19, the Federal authorities has now prolonged the deadline until February 9.

The mobile network operators (MNOs) in a press statement released today Wednesday, January 20, mentioned that the Federal Authorities has granted an extra extension of the deadline to February 9 to permit subscribers yet to sync their SIMs with their NINs to take action.

“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 a list of enrolment centres close to them.” the statement read in part

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