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FG reveals how many SIMs can be linked to a NIN

The federal government of Nigeria has revealed that Nigerians can link up to seven SIM cards to one National Identity Number (NIN), on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App.

The government disclosed this on Friday, 8 January through the minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.

Also read: How to link phone number to National Identification Number (NIN), how retrieve NIN number, how to register for NIN

The minister said: “You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation.”

Pantami further revealed that if a new lockdown is imposed on the country, the ministry, NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network user while giving conditions for visiting the NIMC office.

Additionally, he said enrolment for the National Identification Number (NIN) should be seamless and not waste the time of the applicants. The minister made this known on Friday during a programme on Channels TV, adding that the enrolment should not take more than five minutes.

Pantami further stated that prospective applicants can “complete the form virtually without visiting any office.”

Jenny M
Jennifer Madunagu is a diction/phonetics instructor and also a creative writer. She loves seeing movies and enjoys reading books. To follow Jennifer Madunagu - Twitter: @Jmadunagu



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