FG extends deadline for NIN update
Following the initial order to telecommunications companies to suspend phone subscribers who have no NIN within the period of 2 weeks
The Federal Government has extended deadline given for the provision of National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers.
The NCC had last week ordered .
This was contained in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy
The Statement read:
“The National Task Force on National Identification Number and SIM Registration met today, 21st December 2020.
The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman – NCC, EVC-NCC, DG-NITDA, DG-NIMC, ECTS/ECSM-NCC, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.
Based on the endorsement of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the following resolutions were made:
Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December 2020 to 19th January 2021;
and Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December 2020 to 9th February 2021.
NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of facemasks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing.”
The statement further stated, “NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of facemasks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing
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