FG approves June 30 as NIN-SIM verification deadline

NIN enrolment reaches 54m

FG approves June 30 as NIN-SIM verification deadline   As NIN enrolment reaches 54m   The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to the 30th of June, 2021.   The extension was as a result of the virtual meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, and attended by following officials- Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC,…

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NIN-SIM April Deadline: Court forbids FG from blocking SIM cards

NIN enrolment reaches 54m

NIN-SIM April Deadline: Court forbids FG from blocking SIM cards     A Federal High Court in Lagos State has barred the Federal Government from blocking SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers next month. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had, through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), asked operators to block all SIM cards not linked to NIN by April 6, 2021. The deadline had caused many Nigerians to gather at offices of the National Identity Management Commission in disregard of COVID-19 protocols. However, a former second…

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NIN-SIM linkage: ATCIS, NATCOMS insist on 6-month deadline extension

NIN enrolment reaches 54m

NIN-SIM linkage: ATCIS, NATCOMS insist on 6-month deadline extension   Prominent subscriber groups in Nigeria have called on the federal government to extend deadline for linking National Identity Numbers (NIN) and subscriber identification modules (SIM) by another six months. The associations, championing the course of telecoms consumer right protection and promotion are the Association of Telephone, Cable Tv and Internet Subscribers (ATCIS) and National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS). In a press statement signed by Sina Bilesanmi, ATCIS national, the subscriber group challenged Nigerian authorities for exposing Nigerians to the…

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