The Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force has reported significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise at the end of a review meeting on 18th January 2021,
In a statement signed by the Director Public Affairs in the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC , Mr Ikechukwu Adinde, the committee reported that a total of 47.8 million NINs have been collected by the mobile operators so far and at an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
Reacting to the report, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Issah 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 9th February, 2021 deadline
The Minister urged the technical team to fast-track the processes so that the project is delivered soonest.
Dr Pantami advised Nigerians to secure and protect their NINs, urging subscribers to desist from selling their NINs or allowing others to use their NINs for registration.
He noted that for any action committed with the SIM good or bad will be officially traced and attached to the NIN owner