… Expresses Appreciation On Compliance Rate
Following a review meeting by the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force on the National ID Number/SIM registration exercise, the Federal Government has stressed on the need for Nigerians to ensure they regiafter and link their NIN to their mobile numbers before February 9 deadline.
The Task Force, while reporting that significant progress has already been made in the exercise with Mobile network operators having linked in excess of 47.8 million National Identity Numbers (NIN), expressed optimism that at an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber, several million other subscribers will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
Reacting to the report by the Technical Team, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, expressed satisfaction with the commendable achievement. He expressed the Federal Government’s appreciation for the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders and citizens and urged them to submit their NINs before the February 9, 2021 deadline
The Minister urged the technical team to fast-track the processes so that the project is delivered soonest.
The Technical Committee drew attention to the App developed by FGN which allows subscribers to link up to a maximum of seven (7) SIMs to their NIN.
Dr. Pantami reminded Nigerians of the need to secure and protect their NINs, urging subscribers to desist from selling their NINs or allowing others to use their NINs for registration.
pointing out the security implications of such act, the Minister warned that: “For any action committed with the SIM good or bad it will be officially traced and attached to the NIN owner.”