The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has announced an extension in the deadline for incorporating National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM cards.
Hundreds of people gathered at a registration office in Lagos’ Alausa axis, on Monday, as residents struggled to register for the NIN.
This followed an earlier directive by the government for NIN to be linked to all SIM cards within the next two weeks.
That deadline has now been extended by a minimum of three weeks, according to the NCC statement.
According to the NCC, for subscribers with NIN, the registration has been extended from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021.
Meanwhile, for subscribers without NIN, the registration has been extended by six weeks, from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.
According to the NCC, the NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of facemasks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing.Follow us on social media