Federal Govt.adamant on NIN/SIM linkage extension

Ali Patani,Nigeria's Minister of Communication and Digital Economy

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Following the expiration of the deadline on the NIN/Sim linkage on Wednesday, the Federal Government appears to be going ahead with the plan deadline of January 20, given for the linkage of the National Identity Number NIN with Sim registration for all Nigerians and residents of the country.

In a statement released by the Director Public Affairs of the Nigeria Communications Commission NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, 47.8 million NINS have been collected by mobile operators at an average of three to four Sims per subscriber.

The Minister of Communications, Isa Pantani, has expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far and urged Nigerians without NIN, to submit theirs before the February Nine 2020 Deadline.

Meanwhile, Nigerians are calling for the extension of the registration for at least three months to enable more people link their sim cards with NIN.

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