NIN-SIM verification: Uncertainty as deadline ends today

The extension granted to telecommunications subscribers across the country to link their subscriber identity module (SIM) with their National Identity Numbers (NINs) ends today.

The Federal Government granted the March 31 extension last December after the earlier deadline had elapsed.

There are doubts if the Federal Government will grant any extension as calls were made to the spokesman of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke, and the Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NIMC), Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, were not returned last night.

Also, there was no response to a text message sent to Adegoke’s phone number seeking clarification on the matter.

Last year, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, had conveyed the approval of the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the NIN-SIM data verification till March 31, 2022.



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