NIN-SIM Linkage: How You Can Link Your NIN To SIM – NCC

Posted on February 29, 2024

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has enjoined Nigerians to ensure that they link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) in order to avoid being deactivated from using their mobile lines by their telecommunications providers.

The NCC says any subscriber who failed to link his or her NIN to SIM by Wednesday 28 February 2024 will have the mobile line banned.

While speaking at the 45th Kaduna International Trade Fair during the NCC Special Day, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida, took his time to educate Nigerians on how they can link their NIN to SIM.

According to Dr Maida, the campaign on National Identification Number – Subscriber Identification Module (NIN-SIM) Linkage – NIN-SIM Linkage is a process of connecting your NIN to your phone number to authenticate and protect your identity.

To link your NIN to your SIM, a subscriber needs to submit his/her NIN to their respective Service Provider to complete the process of NIN-SIM linkage.

For subscribers, who do not have the National Identification Number (NIN), they can obtain theirs from National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) Enrolment Centres or Your Service Providers Customer Care Centres, and you need a valid ID Card and BVN for enrolment.

A subscriber can also link his/her NIN to his/her SIM by sending NIN- your 11 digit NIN to 996 or Dial *996* Your 11 Digit NIN# and follow the prompts.

A telecoms subscriber can link his/her NIN to as many as 4mobile phone numbers per Mobile Network.

“One major objective of linking subscribers’ NIN to SIM is to help improve and enhance national security in the country. As a matter of critical national security, telecom consumers must link their NIN to the SIM.

“To this end, the Commission has directed all telecommunication operators to bar phone lines of subscribers whose lines are not linked to their NINs on or before February 28, 2024,” Dr. Maida said.

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