Isah Ali pantami NIN, SIM not linked to NIN to be barred

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(Isah Ali pantami NIN) Nin-sim linkage: federal government commends compliance and directs telcos to bar outgoing calls on unlinked lines from 4th April 2022

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Isah Ali pantami NIN: On behalf of the federal government, the honorable minister of communication and digital economy professor is Ali Ibrahim pantami, has commended Nigerians and legal residents for their support during the exercise to link the national identification number (NIN) to the subscriber identification module (SIM)as of date over 125 million sims have had their NINs submitted for immediate linkage, verification, and authentication. Similarly, the national identity management commission (NIMC) has issued over 78 million unique NINs to date.

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Isah Ali pantami NIN: It would be recalled that president Muhammad Buhari, GCFR, gave the directive for the implementation and commencement of the exercise in December 2020, as part of the administration’s security and social policies. The deadline for the NIN-SIM linkage has been extended on multiple occasions to allow Nigerians to freely comply with the policy. The FG also took into consideration the passionate appeals by several bodies Association of Licensed telecoms operators of Nigeria (ALTON), civil societies, professional bodies, and a host of others for the extension of the deadlines in the past.

Isah Ali pantami NIN: Accordingly, Mr. President gracious approved the many requests to extend deadlines for the NIN-SIM linkage. However, the government has determined that the NIN-SIM policy implementation can proceed, as machinery has already been put in place to ensure compliance by citizens and legal residents. The implementation impacts the government’s strategic planning, particularly in security and socio-economic projections.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the implementation of the policy with effect from the 4th of April, 2022. Consequently, the federal government has direct all telcos to strictly enforce the policy on all SIMs issued (existing and new) in Nigeria. The outgoing call will subsequently be barred for telephone lines that have not complied with the NIN-SIM linkage policy from the 4th of April, 2022. Subscribers of such lines are hereby advised to link their SIMs to their NINs before the Telcos can lift the restriction on their lines. Affected individuals are hereby advised to register for their NINs at designated centers and thereafter link the NINs to Their SIMs through the channels provided by NIMC and the Telcos, including the mobile App.

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