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NIN and SIM: How to link your NIN number with your mobile number

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NIN and SIM: How to link your NIN number with your mobile number

The Federal Government has ordered Nigerian to update their data with telecommunication companies to avoid disconnection and blocking of sim cards from various service providers with two weeks.

Noting that all mobile lines must be linked with the National Identification Numbers of their respective owners. This is a way of ensuring that more security measures are in place to protect the people from the insecurity faced by the nation.

HOW TO LINK  NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIN) WITH MOBILE NUMBER

This has been the major concern of mobile phone owners as the federal government request is already seeming impossible as millions of Nigeria may not meet up with the registration date.

Since the announcement, many people had taken to the pages of social media to complain about the move by the Federal Government considering on a large number of subscribers and limited number time and number the communication service providers available in the nation.

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HOW TO LINK  NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIN) WITH MOBILE NUMBER FOR MTN NUMBERS
To link your NIN with your MTN SIM using USSD, follow the steps below:

Dial *785# using the MTN you wish to perform the linking on.
Type 1 for “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and send.
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the network to give a confirmation of your submission. You may get a message saying “Network error.” Don’t panic if you do! Just wait for some time and try it again.

HOW TO LINK  NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIN) NUMBER FOR AIRTEL USER
To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

How to link NIN number with Globalcom (GLO) and Etisalat mobile line is also another puzzle that needed to be known but as at the time of writing this report the procedure to get this done is yet to be released.

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