66m NIN issued, as FG extends SIM linkage deadline

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66m NIN issued, as FG extends SIM linkage deadline

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Federal government  has  approved extension of the deadline for the National Identity Number-Subscriber Identity Module, NIN-SIM, data verification/linkage, while noting that 66 million NIN have been issued.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, conveyed the approval in a joint statement by Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, and  Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission, Mr. Kayode Adegoke on Saturday.

He urged citizens and legal residents to endeavour to complete the process before the end of the year 2021.

Serial extensions

Vanguard reports that the Federal Government is extending the deadline for NIN-SIM linkage for the umpteenth time.

There was an extension was from January 19 to February 9. Then it was moved to April 6 and, again, extended by one month to…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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