How to Link Your SIM card to NIN for all the Network – The Telecommunication service providers have announced some simple steps that subscribers can link their SIM cards to their NIN.
As mandated by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to the Nigeria telecommunication service providers to block all SIM cards in the country that is not registered with Nigeria Identity Number (NIN) within 2 weeks from the date of this publication.
This means that any subscriber that fails to update their registration records with operators with NIN will lead to blocking or disconnection such subscriber by December 31, 2020, though there has been a huge public outcry about the sudden announcement of the policy and short time frame to implement it.
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How to Link Your SIM card to NIN for all the Networks
Here are the few steps to link your phone number with your NIN across the major networks at the comfort of your home or office.
For MTN users
To link your NIN, simply dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;
Dial *785#Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.
Alternatively, visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ using your phone or computer.
Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
Submit the form as soon as you’re done and wait for feedback from your network provider.
For Airtel Users
To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:
- Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link
- Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send
- Enter your 11-digit NIN and send
- Wait for the message confirming your submission.
For Glo Users
Kindly text “UPDATENIN followed by the NIN First Name Last Name” to 109 or simply visit the nearest Globacom office to register / link their NIN.
For 9Mobile Users
9mobile said it is making effort to develop a system that would make things simple for its customers. You can check your NIN status by dialling *346# from your 9mobile line.
The federal government had approved 173 centres and 30 state government institutions to conduct enrolment for NIN across the federation. The approved 173 centres and 30 state government institutions are to conduct enrolment were thereafter announced on the NIMC website.
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