The Federal Government of Nigeria in its bid to stem criminal activities has through the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) mandated that all Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) be linked with National Identity Number (NIN).
This is to allow governmental and other accredited agencies to be able to access anybody’s details from the national database when required.
Fresh NIN Registration?
If you have never registered for the NIN, you will need to visit any National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office closer to you. However, make sure when visiting, you adhere to all COVID-19 prevention protocols:
- Wear your face masks
- Sanitise your hands
- Maintain social distancing. Stand at least 6 feet from the person closest to you especially if on a queue
Failure by some Nigerians to adhere to this has made the NIMC shut down some of its centres.
No Face mask, no physical distancing, etc.
As a control measure, the Commission would be adopting a *number-issuing* style in the meantime. A determined number will be issued daily on a first-come-first-served basis.
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) December 21, 2020
To locate the NIMC office closest to you, click this link: nimc.gov.ng
Dear esteemed applicants,
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) December 20, 2020
Below is how the form looks like:
— Fed Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy (@FMoCDENigeria) December 20, 2020
How to retrieve your NIN
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For those who have already registered and obtained their NIN but can’t remember it, it is easy to retrieve.
Dial *346# using the phone number you registered with To print another slip, visit a NIMC office.
Nigerians in diaspora
The registration exercise does not exclude Nigerians in the diaspora. For those willing to obtain their NIN, they are required to visit an accredited agent in their country of residence.
How to link your NIN to mobile number
To link your NIN to your mobile:
- Airtel: *121*1#
- Glo: “Send UPDATENIN, NIN First Name and Last Name” to 109
- MTN: *785#
- 9mobile: *200*8#
Read complete guide here: How To Link Your NIN To Mtn, Glo, Airtel, And 9Mobile
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