The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met yesterday 21st December, 2020, to further deliberate on better approach to the ongoing registration and verification of NIN across the country and has decided to extend the date by six weeks for the subscribers that are yet to register their NIN.

In a Press Statement signed and released by the Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communication Commission, Prof Danbatta and Engr. Aliyu, Executive Chairman, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) today revealed that this development has become imperative so to prevent further spread of Covid 19 cases during registration.

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

Read full State me Below:

Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees

The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Registration met today, 21st December, 2020.

The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman-Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC; Director-General (DG), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); DG, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC); Executive Commissioner, Technical Services (ECTS), NCC; Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (ECSM), NCC; Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON); Chief Executive Officers of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.

RESOLUTIONS
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.

Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.

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

The President appreciates Nigerians for their patience and commitment to update their Identities; The Federal Government also thanks all stakeholders for their compliance with the directives.

Mr. President has also commended the efforts of the Task Force and urges all stakeholders to take advantage of the extension to link their SIM card with their NIN.

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and verification charges remain suspended during these extensions.

By Dotun Roy

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