See the new deadline for NIN number registration

See the new deadline for NIN number registration

The provision of the National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers has been extended by the Federal Government.

The deadline was extended by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

This was revealed in a statement signed by Director-General National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz and Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Umar Danbatta.

The message read, “Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees.

“The National Task Force on National Identification Number and SIM Registration met today, 21st December, 2020.

“The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman – NCC, EVC-NCC, DG-NITDA, DG-NIMC, ECTS/ECSM-NCC, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.

“Based on the endorsement of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the following resolutions were made:

“Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021; and

“Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.”

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