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How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

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FG Extends NIN SIM Linkage By One Month As Database Exceeds 51m

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier mandated the telecommunications operators in the country to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

72m subscribers have been barred from making calls due to NIN linkage

The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have also directed that subscribers can link their NIN to more than one sim card.

They said telecom subscribers should take their National Identity Number to the office of their service provider.

However, some Nigerians who posses NIN are still unsure how to go about linking their phone numbers to their NIN

Here are a few steps to link your phone number with your NIN;

MTN Users

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

To link your NIN, simply dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;
Dial *785#Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.
Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/using your phone or computer.

Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.

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Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
Wait for feedback from the network.
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Airtel Users

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.

Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

Glo Users

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

For the other networks, you simply visit the nearest office of your service provider (Glo or 9mobile) to register/link your NIN Or For Glo Visit their link https://www.gloworld.com

Go with NIN and your SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service providUsers

9mobile Users

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

How To Link Your National Identity Number With Your Phone Number [Updated]

Visit http://www.9mobile.com.ng/nin Or you can dial *200*8#

9mobile said it is making effort to develop a system that would make things simple for its customers. You can check your NIN status by dialling *346# from your 9mobile line.

What you should know

If you are one of those affected by the development, here is how to link your NIN with your SIM cards, according to the major phone networks in the country such as MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile.

NIMC said that Nigerians already enrolled in the NIMC scheme but have lost their NIN should dial *346# to retrieve the NIN. It also said that USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.

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