The federal government has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM).
This appreciation was made at the end of a review meeting on held on January 18, 2021, during the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force.
The Committee reported that there is significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.
So far a total of 47.8 million NINs have been collected by the mobile operators. At an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
Reacting to the report, the minister expressed satisfaction with this commendable achievement.
He expressed the Federal Government’s appreciation for the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders and citizens and urged them to submit their NINs before 9th February, 2021 deadline.
The Minister urged the technical team to fast-track the processes so that the project is delivered soonest.The Technical Committee drew attention to the App developed by Federal Government which allows subscribers to link up to a maximum of seven (7) SIMs to their NIN. (Independent)