Again, FG extends deadline for NIN-SIM linkage
The federal government has extended the deadline for the ongoing national identification number (NIN) and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration exercise by three months.
The new deadline is March 31, 2022.
Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, conveyed the decision of the federal government in a statement today.
The statement was jointly 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 minister said the extension was granted based on requests by stakeholders, including citizens, legal residents and Nigerians in the diaspora.
Pantami also disclosed that 71 million Nigerians had obtained their NIN, with an average of three to four SIMs per NIN.