The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the registration and linkage of the National Identity Number (NIN) to Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards by one month.
Following the announcement, Nigerians who are yet to complete the NIN-SIM registration now have up till May 6 to do so.
This was disclosed in a joint statement Friday signed by both the Director of Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Head of Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke.
The statement said that based on the updates of the NIN-registration process, over 51 million people have been assigned NINs.
“This extension of the deadline was arrived at after a meeting yesterday, which had the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami and other industry stakeholders in attendance.”
Pantami thanked Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive, and reiterated government’s commitment to continually taking decisions aimed at easing the pains of the citizens with regard to issues related to NIN and SIM registration.