Nigeria extends NIN-SIM verification till June 30


The Federal Government has again approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to June 30.

The extension for deadline was discussed in a virtual meeting held by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, and attended by the chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Adeolu Akande, the executive vice-chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof Umar Garba Dambatta and the director-general/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Azeez.

A statement jointly signed by both the Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Dr. Ike Adinde and Head of Corporate Communications at NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, on Tuesday, explained that the postponement of the deadline was also based on the request by stakeholders for an extension till June 30 in order to make it easier for all citizens and legal residents to register.

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The earlier deadline for NIN_SIM data verification was June 6, but that has been extended by another three weeks.

Meanwhile, the statement informed that significant progress has been made in the NIN-SIM verification process.

The Federal Government has approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for its citizens and residents to obtain the NIN and it is important to take advantage of the extension.

Pantami wishes to thank Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise.

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