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Buhari's Government Extends NIN, SIM Linkage's Deadline for the Second time, See the New Date

Government extends sim and NIN linking deadline

The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the deadline for linking the National Identity numbers (NIN) to SIM's information database for the second time.

Torixus reported on 21 December, 2020 that the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, made an announcement alerting Nigerians that the Deadline for linking NIN to SIM's database was given three weeks extension. Which was supposed to stop on 19th January, 2021 

On Wednesday, The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), released a statement saying it had received a former verification from the country's communication commission that the President, approved the immediate extension of the Deadline for phone users, starting from the 19th day of January to 9 February, 2021.

ALTON in a statement signed by it's chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, and publicity secretary, Damian Udeh, thanked Buhari for extending the deadline, on the issue of building a credible national identity database for Nigeria. It also appreciated the Minister of Communications and Digital Economic, Dr Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy.

"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 who yet to enrol are advised to visit for a list of enrolment centres close to them.’’ it added.

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