The Federal Government says it has recorded significant progress in the on going NIN registration and SIM linkage by mobile network operators as over 47.8 million Numbers have been collected and linked so far.
Following a meeting of the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force on the exercise it was reported that so far an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber have been linked and this means millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
In a statement by the Director Public Affairs of the Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, Mr Ikechukwu Adinde on the Minister’s reaction to the report, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami expressed the Federal Government’s appreciation for the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders and citizens and urged them to submit their NINs before 9th February, 2021 deadline
The Minister urges the technical team to fast-track the processes so that the project is delivered soonest.
The statement says the Minister reminded Nigerians to secure and protect their NINs, urging subscribers to desist from selling their NINs or allowing others to use their NINs for registration.