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NIN DATABASE EXCEEDS 51 MILLION RECORDS, AS FG EXTENDS NIN-SIM LINKAGE BY ONE MONTH

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED AN EXTENSION TO THE PERIOD OF NIN-SIM LINKAGE TO 6TH MAY, 2021.

ACCORDING TO A JOINT STATEMENT BY HEAD, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OF THE NATIONAL IDENTITY COMMISSION, NIMC, KAYODE ADEGOKE AND DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, NCC, IKECHUKWU ADINDE, THE PRESIDENT’S APPROVAL WAS CONVEYED BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY, DR ISA ALI PANTAMI WHO CHAIRED MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL TASK FORCE ON THE NIN-SIM DATA LINKAGE.

THE STATEMENT ADDS THAT THE DECISION IS PREDICATED ON THE CURRENT NUMBER OF MONTHLY ENROLMENTS WHICH HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY TO ABOUT 2.6 MILLION REGISTRATIONS. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A REMARKABLE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF ENROLMENT CENTRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH ABOUT 3,800 CENTRES AVAILABLE FOR ENROLMENT. THERE ARE ALSO MANY MORE NEW CENTRES IN THE PIPELINE.

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