Thursday, 21 January 2021 05:48

Relief as FG extends NIN, SIM linkage deadline

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Federal Government has extended the deadline for linking National Identity Numbers to SIM registration database, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said Wednesday.

ALTON, in a statement, said it had received a formal confirmation from Nigerian Communications Commission that President Muhammadu Buhari had 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.

“We want to thank the president for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We’re also grateful to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy’’, the association said in the statement jointly signed its chairman Gbenga Adebayo and publicity secretary, Damian Udeh.

It added: “To ensure that we utilize 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 <> for a list of enrolment centres close to them.’’


Daily Trust