The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the linkage of the National Identification Number, (NIN), to the Subscriber Identity Module, (SIM).
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, disclosed that the deadline was extended by three months. By the minister’s disclosure, the new deadline is now March 31, 2022.
Pantami’s directive was contained in an issued statement, signed by the Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Ikechukwu Adinde, and Head of Corporate Communications at the National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke.
The minister also said about 71 million Nigerians had obtained their NIN, with an average of three to four SIMs per NIN.