In two weeks time to this date, telecommunication companies in Nigeria will block all Sim cards that aren't linked with owner's National Identification Number. This is how to link your NIN with your Airtel SIM as an airtel user right from home.
If you are an Airtel user, you can now link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number by following the simple steps below:
- Dial *346# to know your NIN
- Write down the number given to you (your NIN)
- Dial *121*1# on your Airtel line
- Follow the prompts
Note that you need to check if the NIN is already linked to your number or not. If already linked, no action is required to be taken by you. If not, you will have to dial a USSD code to retrieve your NIN and then follow the procedure below to link it to your number. Click here to learn how to check if your Sim card (MTN, GLO, Airtel, Etisalat) is already linked with your NIN.
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.