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NIN, SIM Linkage Deadline Extends To Feb. 9

By Ugbede Usman

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The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has announced that the Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for linking the National Identity Numbers to SIM registration database earlier slated for January 19th.

ALTON made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday.

It states, “We want to thank the president for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We’re also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy’’, the association said in the statement jointly signed its chairman Gbenga Adebayo and publicity secretary, Damian Udeh.

“To ensure that we utilize the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM Cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enroll are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ng <http://www.nimc.gov.ng/> for a list of enrolment centres close to them.’’


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