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47.8m NIN have been collected – FG


The Nigeria Communications Commission has revealed that some 47.8 million National Identification Number (NIN) have been collected by operators.

Isa Pantami, Minister of communication and digital economy, expressed happiness with these numbers in a statement released by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, NCC.

“At the end of a review meeting on 18th January 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force has reported 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 statement said.

Pantami asked that the technical team fastrack the project so it can be delivered in no distant time.

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