Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has said that Nigerians can now easily link their SIM Cards to NIN using a mobile app developed by the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC.
Dr. Pantami stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today progamme on Friday, 8th January, 2021.
According to him, the ministry and NIMC are working on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the subsequent linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
“We developed an app; when you go online, you will see it.
Noting that with the app that individuals can on their own link SIM cards to their NIN, he said:
“That app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download it without visiting any office. You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one.
“I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation,” he said.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had earlier announced that telecommunications subscribers with NIN have January 19th as deadline to link their NIN with their SIM cards, while subscribers without NIN have until February 9th to do so.