FG extends deadline for NIN registration and update by weeks

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The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers.

This was contained in a statement on Monday by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

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The statement titled, ‘Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees’, was jointly signed by the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Umar Danbatta; and Director-General, National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz.

It read, “The National Task Force on National Identification Number and SIM Registration met today, 21st December, 2020.

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The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman – NCC, EVC-NCC, DG-NITDA, DG-NIMC, ECTS/ECSM-NCC, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.

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“Based on the endorsement of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the following resolutions were made:

Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021; and

Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.”

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