The Nigerian Communication Commission says a total of 47.8 million NINs have been collected by the mobile operators in the current NIN-SIM linkage exercise.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Commission said at an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber, many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
The statement signed by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs of the Commission said the technical implementation committee under the Ministerial taskforce has acknowledged the significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.
According to Dr Adinde, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy expressed satisfaction with this commendable achievement. He expressed the Federal Government’s appreciation for the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders and citizens and urged them to submit their NINs before 9th February, 2021 deadline.
The Minister urged the technical team to fast-track the process so that the project is delivered soonest.
The Technical Committee drew attention to the App developed by FGN which allows subscribers to link up to a maximum of seven (7) SIMs to their NIN.
The Minister reminded Nigerians to secure and protect their NINs, urging subscribers to desist from selling their NINs or allowing others to use their NINs for registration.
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