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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NIN-SIM: FG extends deadline to 26th July - ITREALMS

The Federal Government (FG) has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to the 26th of July, 2021, reports 
FG, ITREALMS gathered, took the decision to extend the deadline after a request by stakeholders on the need to consolidate the enrolment and NIN-SIM verification process following the rapid increase in the number of enrolment systems across the country.

As at June 28, 2021, a total of 5,410 enrolment systems are now available across the country and this would significantly ease the NIN enrolment process and subsequent linkage of NIN to SIM. It is worthy of note that there were only about 800 such enrolment systems as at December 2020.

ITREALMS reported that the Federal Government has approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for citizens and residents to obtain the NIN.

FG also stated the importance and urged Nigerians to take advantage of the extension. 

There are now a total of 57.3 million unique NIN enrolments, with average of 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN. With the great number of enrolment centres across the country, every citizen and legal resident should be able to obtain their NINs.

A joint press statement available to ITREALMS endorsed by the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Head, Corporate Communications at NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke, quoted 
the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, on behalf of the Federal Government, appreciates Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise.

ITREALMS further gathered that the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Garba Dambatta, and the Director-General/CEO of National Identity Management Commission, Engr Aliyu Azeez, used the opportunity to urge citizens and legal residents to make sure they use the opportunity to complete the process of enrolment and verification.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

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