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FG extends NIN-SIM deadline till December


The Federal Government has again extended the deadline for the linkage of National Identity Numbers (NIN) with the Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) card. It urged Nigerians and legal residents to complete the process of the linkage “before the end of the year 2021.”

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami conveyed the approval of the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification.

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The extension was contained in a statement signed on behalf of the Minister by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and the Head of Corporate Communications of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr. Kayode Adegoke.

“The decision to extend the deadline was made further to appeals by the Mobile Network Operators and other industry stakeholders, soliciting for a further extension to ensure better compliance with government’s directive and to avoid widening the digital divide”, the government said.

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