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Fed Govt extends NIN/SIM verification deadline till March as enrolment hits 71 million

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for linkage of the Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) till March 31, 2022. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, conveyed the approval of the Federal Government in a joint statement by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Ikechukwu Adinde and the Head of Corporate Communications of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Kayode Adegoke. The government said 71 million citizens have been captured in the national database as of December 30. The statement reads in part:
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JUST IN: FG approves final deadline for NIN/SIM linkage

The Federal Government has approved an extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26, 2021. In a statement signed jointly by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Head of Corporate Communications of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Mr. Kayode Adegoke, the Federal government said the decision to extend the deadline was reached after a request by stakeholders on the needs to consolidate enrolment and NIN-SIM verification process. The statement reads “The Federal Government has approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for its
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