By Josephine Isaac
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has urged Nigerian citizens and legal residents to use the next few days to ensure that they complete the linkage of NIN to their SIM cards.
This was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Mr. Kayode Adegoke, Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management Commission and made available to newsmen on Wednesday.
The statement reads, “The general public would recall that the Federal Government approved an extension of the NIN-SIM linkage deadline to the 31st of March, 2022. In preparation for the enforcement, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) urges citizens and legal residents to use the next few days to ensure that they complete the linkage.
“To this end, the Honourable Minister has further directed that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) should offer enrolment services round-the-clock for the next few days. Prof Pantami also thanks all those who have completed their NIN-SIM linkage.
“On behalf of the Honourable Minister, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, urge citizens and legal residents to take advantage of the window to complete the process of enrolment and verification within the next few days.”