The National Identification Number (NIN) is used to keep all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify personal identity in Nigeria. All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria are eligible to enroll for their National Identification Number.
Furthermore the Nigerian Communication Commission had previously mandated all Local Networks to update customer information with their NIN before December 30th 2020.
After a meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy with major stakeholders in the sector; there has been an extension of the period of the registration of SIMs with National Identification Number (NIN), as well as the cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees.
The National Task Force made a resolution that three (3) weeks extension should be granted for subscribers with NIN, from 30th December 2020 to 19th January 2021.
The National Task Force also granted six (6) weeks extension to subscribers without NIN, starting from 30th December 2020 to 9th February 2021.
Press 1 to retrieve your NIN and write it somewhere safe.
And here is how to submit your NIN via USSD for MTN, Airtel , Glo and 9Mobile Users. We will update this post with a USSD for other networks if it becomes available.
FOR MTN USERS
Dial *785# to link your MTN SIM with your NIN, through the myMTN App or via https://mtnonline.com/nim/
FOR AIRTEL USERS
Dial *121*1# to link your AIRTEL SIM with your NIN.
FOR GLO USERS
Send “UpdateNIN, NIN, FirstName, LastName” to 109
E.g UPDATENIN 12345678901 Chidera Abdul-Ola
FOR 9Mobile (Etisalat) Users
Dial *200*8# or visit 9mobile.com.ng/nin
If you are yet to obtain your NIN, download an enrollment form here, be sure to fill in block letters and proceed to the nearest enrollment Centre for biometrics capturing in order to obtain the National Identification Number (NIN).
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