The Federal Government has extended the deadline for Nigerians with the National Identity Number, NIN, to link it up with their SIM cards. The Federal government in December 2020 gave Nigerians with NIN that are yet to link their Sim cards till January 19 to link them up 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.