Nigerian authorities has prolonged the continuing nationwide identification quantity (NIN) and subscriber identification module (SIM) integration train until June 30.
Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economic system, introduced this in an announcement collectively signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, director of public affairs and Kayode Adegoke, head of company communications on the Nationwide Identification Administration Fee (NIMC).
That is coming few days earlier than the Might 6 deadline earlier introduced.
The NIN extension was granted primarily based on stakeholders’ request and so as to give Nigerians extra time to register.
To date 54 million Nigerians with an estimated 190 million cell numbers have obtained their NIN.
A part of the assertion learn: “The postponement of the deadline was additionally primarily based on the request by stakeholders for an extension until thirtieth of June so as to make it simpler for all Nigerians and authorized residents to proceed registration .
“The Federal Authorities has authorised the extension as a part of it’s effort to make it simpler for residents and residents to acquire the NIN and you will need to benefit from the extension.”
He reiterated authorities’s dedication to ease the pains of the Nigerians with regard to points associated to NIN and SIM registration as telecoms open extra facilities throughout the nation.
That is the fifth time the federal government will prolong the NIN-SIM linkage train.
Nigerian govt extends NIN-SIM registration until June 30