Nigeria’s Federal Government has extended the deadline for Nigerians to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) to 31st of March, 2022.

This was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ikechukwu Adinde and the Head, Corporate Communications of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke.

The statement said that over 71 million unique NINs have been linked with about 3 to 4 SIMs.

On the extension, the statement said: “It would enable the Federal Government to consolidate the gains of the process and accelerate the enrolment of Nigerians in key areas like the remote areas, diaspora, schools, hospitals, worship centers, and the registration of legal residents.”

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