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  • Updated: March 18, 2024

NIMC partners NCC to ease NIN-SIM linkage processes

NIMC partners NCC to ease NIN-SIM linkage processes

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has partnered with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to enhance processes related to the National Identification Number (NIN)-SIM linkage.

The partnership was announced in a statement jointly signed by the Technical Adviser, Media, and Communications to the DG/CEO of NIMC, Ayodele Babalola, and the Director of Public Affairs of NCC, Reuben Muoka.

The partnership will also lead to harmonization of regulation to remove obstacles in the process of the NIN-SIM linkage exercise.

Highlighting the key areas the two agencies will be working together, NIMC and NCC in the statement said: "NIMC and NCC will collaborate to ensure a seamless experience for Nigerian telecommunication subscribers.

“This includes exploring innovative approaches to facilitate the swift verification and authentication of NINs during SIM registration and activation processes.

“Both agencies will collaborate on initiatives aimed at enhancing public awareness and understanding of the NIN-SIM linkage requirements.

“This includes educational campaigns, training sessions for stakeholders, and the dissemination of accurate information to the public to encourage compliance with the linkage directives.

“NIMC will continue to extend its support to NCC by providing assistance in verifying National Identification Numbers (NINs) associated with SIM registrations.

“Leveraging NIMC’s robust database and authentication infrastructure, telecommunication operators will validate submitted NINs while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of subscriber data.

“NIMC and NCC will collaborate on aligning policies and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the seamless integration of NIN-SIM linkage processes within the telecommunications ecosystem.

“This includes harmonizing data protection and privacy regulations to safeguard the confidentiality and security of subscriber information.”

 

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