After a number of extensions, the federal government has fixed July 26, 2021, as deadline for the ongoing national identification number (NIN) and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration exercise.
The decision to extend the deadline was made in response to a request from stakeholders, according to a statement signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
The previous deadline of June 30, 2021 has been pushed pushed forward again.
Nigerians currently have a total of 57.3 million people connected to them.
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 critical to take advantage of the extension.
There are now 57.3 million unique NIN enrolments, with 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN on the average. Every citizen and legal resident should be able to get their NINs thanks to the large number of enrolment centers across the country.
Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, is thanking Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the NIN-SIM registration requirement on behalf of the federal government, reports the Cable.
Umar Dambatta, the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, and Aliyu Azeez, the NIMC’s Director General, are reported to have advised citizens and legal residents to take advantage of the opportunity to finish the enrolment and verification procedure.