Govt Extends NIN & SIM Registration


Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim

Government  Extends NIN Registration Period and Cancels USSD Verification Fees


The National Task Force on National Identification Number (NIN) and SIM Registration met on Monday December 21, 2020 in Abuja. The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa  Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman-NCC, EVC-NCC,  DG-NITDA, DG-NIMC, ECTS/ECSM-NCC, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.


In a statement jointly singed by the Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC , Prof. Umar G. Danbatta, and the Director-General, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, the task force resolved as follows:


Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.


Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December 30, 2020 to  February 9, 2021.


NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of face-masks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing.


The President appreciates Nigerians for their patience and commitment to update their Identities; The Federal Government also thanks all stakeholders for their compliance with the directives.


USSD and verification charges remain suspended during these extensions.



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