The Federal Government Of Nigeria has extended the deadline NIN-SIM Card Verification Exercise to 26th July, 2021.
The new development was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Public Affairs Director, NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde and Head, Corporate Affairs, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, on Tuesday, said the FG approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for its citizens and residents to obtain the NIN.
It was earlier in the month of May extended to June 30th which is expected to elapsed tomorrow been Wednesday.
The latest development was reached after a stakeholders request for extension in order to consolidate the exercise as compliance increases as days goes by.
At the beginning of the exercise precisely December, 2020, it was reported to have only 800 enrollment system but 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.
The commission, (NIMC) disclosed that there are now a total of 57.3 million unique NIN enrolments, with an average of three to four SIMs per NIN, this was made possible by the numbers of enrolment centres across the country.
The commission through the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta, and the Director-General/CEO of that National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Azeez, urge citizens and legal residents to make sure they use the opportunity to complete the process of enrolment and verification.
Prof. Umar Garba Dambbata
Dr. Isah Pantami, The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, on behalf of the Federal Government, also appreciates Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise.
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