Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has released the statement announcing an extension in the deadline for incorporating National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards. This follows the hundreds of people gathered at a registration office struggled to register for the NIN.
This followed an earlier directive by the government for NIN to be linked to all SIM cards within the next two weeks.
That deadline has now been extended by a minimum of three weeks, according to the NCC statement. Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021.
The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy also order all network providers to cancel the N20 charge for retrieval of NIN with immediate effect. You will not be charge for retrieving your NIN number. According to him, he said this will make the process easier and affordable for Nigerians. This mean all Nigeria can check their NIN using the short code *346# for free.
National Identity Management Commission has provided a short code *346# to retrieve your NIN number. You can check your National Identification Number NIN just by using the USSD code above on your phone. The USSD code is available for all networks MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo network customers.
If you do not have one and you want to register for a new NIN follow these simple steps below but if you already have your National identification Number you don’t need to register for new one again:
Requirement for registration and linking of NIN to your mobile number, you will likely need the following:
NIN Number (you can check this using the short code *346#)
Date of birth.
Steps on how to link your NIN to your MTN Number:
Visit the Customer NIN Capture https://mtnonline.com/nin/
You will see a form that you can fill in with your full name.
Then put your MTN Mobile Number
Type in your NIN
Fill in your email address
Then click on the 'SUBMIT' button. That’s all!
For MTN Mobile Users the short code is *785#
After dialing the short a pop up will display asking you to input your 11 digits National Identification Number then click on send. It will show you, it’s successful. That’s all!
For GLO Mobile Users
How to link your NIN to your GLO Number [Globacom NIN]
Send UpdateNIN (put space) NIN (put space) First name (put space) and Last Name to 109
How to link your National Identification Number to Airtel Number
For Airtel Mobile Users the short code is *121*1#
Input your 11 digit National Identification Number
After you will receive a text message saying it is successful
How to link your National Identification Number to 9mobile Number
Visit the 9mobile website https://9mobile.com.ng/nin
Click on the green space that say 'verify and link your NIN now'
Enter your mobile number and fill the requirements.
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