The Nigerian Communications commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators within the nation two weeks to dam all SIM Cards that are not registered with the National identity Numbers (NIN).
Failure to achieve this will cause your line being blocked or disconnected through the 31st of December 2020.
Besides the fact, to avoid going into a new year with a blocked sim, please examine through this article carefully.
NIN is a collection of eleven digits assigned to an individual, by The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), upon a successful enrolment.
Enrolment includes the recording of a person’s demographic records and scanning of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial photograph, and digital signature.
The counsel is used to go-examine current statistics within the countrywide id Database to verify that there is not any outdated entry of the same records.
How to Get your NIN
When you’ve got registered on your NIN, be sure you have your slip with you.
However, when you’ve misplaced it, you should pay N500 through REMITA at any bank nearest to you; give your Remita Teller to any NIMC Enrolment Centre (NERC) near you and request for a NIN slip print.
Then again, you could use the NIMC USSD code to retrieve it through the following steps:
How to Retrieve Your NIN
Dial *346#; from the alternate options displayed, choose “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same mobile phone number you enrolled with.
Comply with the steps displayed on your screen and provide the necessary inputs
Note: the use of this method attracts N20 (twenty naira) payment (deducted out of your mobile phone credit balance).
Nevertheless, Glo users may stumble upon some difficulties, a message from the carrier provider at about 10:53 am these days stated that their subscribers would not be in a position to retrieve NIN for now:
The message reads: “The code to examine your NIN is *346# on the registered mobile number. This carrier can charge N20. Although, you would be unable to retrieve your NIN on Glo for now. Sorry for this inconvenience.”
How To Link Your Phone Number Together With Your NIN
Linking your mobile phone number to your quantity is terribly effortless.
For MTN users, with ease dial *785# and get it finished in a few seconds.
For Airtel users – Dial *121*1#
For Glo Customers – text REG to 746
You could also consult with the nearest office of your provider company (be it MTN, Glo, 9mobile, and Airtel) to register/link your NIN.
Just go together with your NIN slip and your SIM pack. If you won’t have your SIM pack, you likely may still be prepared to swear an affidavit.
To be on the safer side, you will need to call your service company’s customer care.
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