The increse in the rate of cybercrimes and online thefts is something that has left it's normal level. Many persons complain about how their bank accounts are been wiped off by fraudstars because of insecurity in the aspect of SIM card registration.
Fraudstars now use various SIM cards to commit crimes. Following the Federal Government’s efforts to curtain insecurity in the country especially the aspect of online activities, the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy earlier in last year December directed the immediate suspension of the sale, registration and also the activation of new SIM cards till further notice. Stating that the old users should immediately pair their National Identification Number (NIN).
Recall that the deadline for NIN registration and pairing was slated by the minister of Communication to be from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021 for SIM users with active NIN. While SIM users without NIN has till February 9, 2021, to complete their registration. The minister of communication urged the general public to ensure that their NINs are Paired in their SIM registration data, even as it regretted all inconveniences which might be occasioned by the new directive. Now to confirm if your mobile number has been successfully registered dial this codes
MTN - dial *789*1#
Airtel - dial *746#
9mobile - dial 746 or 200
Glo - text REG to 746 or 3456.
Now for people who have not yet paired their mobile number with the NIN, you have to seize this opportunity now before the period of grace elapse. To recover your NIN without stress, dial *346# on the registered phone number.
Today's date is 15th January, 2021, that means SIM users have 4 more days to register and pair their mobile numbers with the NIN. Please if you are yet to do so kindly adhere to avoid the consequence.
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