Federal Government Extends Deadline for SIM Card and NIN Integration

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers.

This was contained in a statement on Monday by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

The statement titled, ‘Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees’, was jointly signed by the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Umar Danbatta; and Director-General, National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz.

It read, “The National Task Force on National Identification Number and SIM Registration met today, 21st December, 2020.

“The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami with 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 9Moble in attendance.

“Based on the endorsement of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the following resolutions were made:

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.”

The statement further stated, “NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of facemasks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing.”

Comments

Trending

10 ways people kill their cars

20 Things You Must Know before Saying "I do"

History Beckons And I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1) By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

Another senseless mob video: Girl stripped naked and molested after being caught stealing

Ladan Kandume: The Namibian Investor that is Quietly Inspiring Young African Entrepreneurs

A peep inside Lagos strip clubs

U.S. Classified Files Reveal Untold Story Of Ojukwu, Biafra By Americans, Others

Female "one chance" operator stripped naked by angry mob

VIDEO: See what a Chinese man did to his cheating wife