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FG EXTENDS REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR MERGING NIN WITH SIM

The federal government has endorsed three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th dec,2020 to 19th january,2021 while six weeks extension has been approved for subscribers without NIN from 30th Dec, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.

A statement by the national task force on national identification number and sim registration indicates that the decisions were reached after a meeting chaired by the minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Pantami with major stakeholders in the sector.

The statement also says 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.
While appreciating Nigerians for their patience and commitment to update their identities; the Federal government also thanks all stakeholders for their compliance with the directives.
Meanwhile USSD and verification charges remain suspended during these extensions, the statement added

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