Following the NIMC registration deadline , the deadline for subscribers with the National Identification Number ( NIN ) to link with their mobile number has been postponed to 9 February, 2021.
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami earlier gave December 30, 2020, for subscribers to update their details or risk blocking of lines. then later extended the date to 19 January, 2021.
However the new date NIMC deadline is now 9 February, extra three weeks from today for those that has not gotten their NIN..
Dr Isa Pantami made it known on a tweet that th process still continues
GoldenNewsNg understands that NIN-SIM linkage deadline of 19 January is for those who already has NIN, that means those who already registered with the NIMC.
February 9th, is for those who do not have NIN, that means those who who are yet to register with the NIMC.
Although Most Nigerians are pleading to the government to extend the deadline but the FG has yet to say anything about extension.
If the deadline is not extended, it may affect the country ‘s economy . According to figures from National Bureau of Statistics, telecom sector has contributed 31.8 trillion naira to Nigeria Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat Nigeria NIN sim link deadline penalty
NIN-SIM linkage deadline last-minute important information , people who already have the National Identification Number (NIN) and are yet to link to phone numbers, can still do it now, before 11:59PM 21st January, 2021.
The NIN-SIM linkage USSD Code : MTN: *785#, Glo: *109#, Airtel: *121*1#, 9mobile: *200*8#, To retrieve your NIN: *346# for FREE.
- After the deadline, all SIMs without NINs will be blocked from networks.
- One Ministerial Task Force comprising the Minister and all the CEOs of telecoms sector (among others) as members is to monitor compliance by all networks.
- disobedient to this directive will face hard punishment, including the possibility of withdrawing of operating license.
The NCC has hereby advise the general public to ensure that NINs are captured on their SIM registration data.
Adding that all inconveniences caused by this directive is deeply regretted.