FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline Till July 26


The Federal Government has supported the augmentation of the cutoff time for NIN-SIM information confirmation to July 26, 2021.


The Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde; and the Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke, unveiled this in a joint assertion on Monday named ‘FG endorses July 26 as NIN-SIM check cutoff time as enrolment frameworks increment to 5,410 .’

According to the assertion, the choice to additionally broaden the cutoff time was made dependent on a solicitation by partners.

The assertion read, “The Federal Government has supported the expansion of the cutoff time for NIN-SIM information check to the 26th of July, 2021.

“The choice to broaden the cutoff time was made after a solicitation by partners on the need to unite the enrolment and NIN-SIM confirmation measure following the fast expansion in the quantity of enrolment frameworks the nation over.

“As at June 28, 2021, a sum of 5,410 enrolment frameworks are presently accessible the nation over and this would essentially facilitate the NIN enrolment measure and resulting linkage of NIN to SIM. It is deserving of note that there were just around 800 such enrolment frameworks as at December 2020.

“The Federal Government has endorsed the expansion as a component of its endeavors to make it simpler for its residents and occupants to get the NIN and exploit the augmentation.

“There are presently an aggregate of 57.3 million extraordinary NIN enrolments, with normal of 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN. With the extraordinary number of enrolment focuses the nation over, each resident and legitimate occupant ought to have the option to acquire their NINs.”

The assertion cited the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, as expressing gratitude toward Nigerians for their understanding and consistence with the Federal Government’s order on the NIN-SIM enlistment work out.

It additionally cited the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Dambatta; and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Aliyu Azeez, as asking residents and lawful inhabitants to ensure they utilize the chance of the expansion to finish the interaction of enrolment and check


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