Based on the updates of the NIN registration process, over 51 million people have been assigned National Identity Number. There are many people who have enrolled and are in the process of being assigned NINs.
With each individual having an average of 3 to 4 SIMs, the total number of SIMs tied to NINs would be close to the total number of registered SIMs in the country.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr Ikechukwu Adinde and Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Kayode Adegoke.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami chaired the meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on the NIN-SIM data linkage. (Tribune)