Nigeria pushes citizens to complete NIN registration post-deadline

Nigeria pushes citizens to complete NIN registration post-deadline

With the deadline of 31st March now elapsed, Nigeria’s government has called on the country’s mobile phone users to register their National Identity Numbers (NINs) to their SIM cards in “the next few days.”

Nigeria has pushed back the deadline for NIN-SIM registration several times since it commenced the initiative in December 2020. The process is aimed at reducing fraud and improving security in the market.

TeleGeography reports that in order to ensure that citizens are able to complete their enrolment, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has instructed the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to offer registration facilities “round-the-clock for the next few days.”

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