SIM registration: Extend deadline for NIN update to 10-weeks, House of Reps tell FG


The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the provision of the National Identification Number by telecommunication service subscribers to ten weeks.

The House, at the plenary on Wednesday, described the two weeks given to SIM card users by the Nigerian Communications Commission to provide their NIN to service providers as grossly inadequate.

The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, had moved a motion of urgent public importance to demand more time.

Adopting the motion, the House resolved that the exercise should end on 28 January 2021, as against 30 December 2020.

The NCC had threatened that SIM cards not linked to NIN issued by the National Identity Management Commission would be blocked.


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