FG extends NIN registration on Sim Cards.

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the registration of National Identification Number on sim cards.
This was made public through a statement titled “ Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees” jointly signed by the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communicatuons Commission, Umar Danbatta, and Director-General, National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz on Monday.
The statement provides the outcome of the meeting held today, December 21st by the National Task Force on National Identification Number and sim Registration.
The meeting, which was chaired by the Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, had in attendance 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 9Mobile in attendance.”
The following resolutions were made after fg’s endorsement.
“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”
It further states that NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of face masks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing”

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