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FG COMMENDS PROGRESS OF NIN-SIM LINKAGE EXERCISE

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Ali Pantami has expressed the Federal Government’s satisfaction with the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders and citizens in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise
The commendation followed a review report by the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force reached at the end of a meeting Monday which indicated that 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.
A statement by the Director, Public Affairs,
Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde explains that the progress implies that millions more will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
While warning subscribers to secure and protect their NINs and desist from selling same or allowing others to use their NINs for registration, the Minister urged the technical team to fast-track the processes so that the project is delivered soonest, the statement added.

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