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Nigerians Will Soon Need National Identification Numbers To Get Passports, Driving Licences—Communications Agency



The Nigerian Communications Fee has urged telecoms shoppers to hyperlink their Nationwide Identification Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) earlier than the expiration of the deadline on October 31, 2021. 

It warned that the deadline wouldn’t be modified. 

The company additionally famous that individuals who would not have NINs will quickly be unable to entry obligatory providers like buying driving licences and passports. 


The NCC disclosed this in a press release titled ‘NIN-SIM Integration: NCC sensitises telecom shoppers on October 31 Deadline’, which was signed by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, its Director of Public Affairs, on Wednesday.

The assertion learn, “NCC has reminded and urged telecoms shoppers to hyperlink their NINs with their SIMs earlier than the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Authorities.

“Talking in the course of the dwell programme, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, suggested Nigerians to utilize the extension of the NIN-SIM integration train to October 31, 2021, to enrol with NIMC, get their NINs and hyperlink them to their SIMs.

“Quickly, individuals with out NIN shall be denied of obligatory providers that play very important roles of their lives together with acquisition of driving licence, passport.”

The NCC argued that the NIN-SIM integration train will enhance nationwide safety as “NIN is the first identification for Nigerians, stressing that according to Federal Authorities’s dedication to make sure that Nigeria deploys know-how to enhance service supply, the NIN-SIM database will improve residents’ entry to authorities providers”. 

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