The earlier announced deadline for Nigerians to register and link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, has been revoked.
Naija News understands that the Federal Government had earlier declared that all SIMs not linked with the NIN would be blocked on January 19, 2021.
After many outcries from citizens, the government has now extended the deadline to February 9, 2021. The development was contained in a post on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC on Tuesday.
The notification reads: “All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number (NIN) and link them before February 9th, 2021.
Enroll for your national identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!!
“Please remember, NIN enrollment is FREE.”
See the tweet below:
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) January 19, 2021
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami has warned Nigerians not to fall victim to a fake Twitter account posing as the official page of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
Naija News reports that the warning follows a threat issued on Tuesday by the fake account which told Nigerians to be ready to face the consequences of the inability to link their National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIM cards once the deadline for the linkage expires.
Source: Naija News