It is no longer news that NCC has given MTN, Airtel, GLO, Etisalat others 2-Weeks Ultimatum To Block SIM Cards Without NIN. This is how to check if your number is safe.
Yesterday, December 15 2020, The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) gave network operators 2-Weeks Ultimatum To Block SIM Cards Without National Identification Number (NIN).
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile and others) in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN), the Commission has said in a statement.— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) December 15, 2020
To check if you are safe from being blocked, dial the codes below according to your network provider:
- MTN users: dial *789*1#
- Airtel users - dial *746#
- 9mobile users - dial *746# or *200#
- Glo users - text REG to 746 or 3456
- How to link your National Identification Number (NIN) with your MTN SIM
- How to link your NIN with your Airtel SIM
- Full list of NIN enrolment centres in Nigeria
However, if you are not yet registered, then dial *346# to retrieve your NIN and proceed to registration. Click here to learn how to link your NIN with your MTN line from the comfort of your home.
If you haven't registered for the NIN, here is the Full list of NIN enrolment centres in Nigeria. You are advised to visit one and register.