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  • Updated: January 27, 2021

NIN Registration: FG Issues New Directives To Telecom Companies

The federal government on Wednesday issued fresh directives to telecommunications companies in Nigeria.

AllNews Nigeria learnt that telecommunications companies have been directed to partake in the National Identity Number, (NIN) registration exercise.

The directive is coming barely two weeks to the deadline given to network subscribers to link their SIM cards to their NIN.

It was gathered that the federal government licensed the telecommunications companies to reduce the large crowds at the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC centres.

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The Director-General of NIMC, Aliyu Aziz said network operators have also been empowered to give the identity numbers.

The DG said some other private and public organizations were also licensed by the commission to provide NINs.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Communication, Isa Pantami, has constituted a committee to address NIMC employees’ demands.

Pantami on Tuesday held an official meeting with the labour union representing the NIMC under the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, NIMC branch.

During the meeting, the union members apologized to the Minister and all Nigerians for embarking on the industrial action that stalled the NIN registration process earlier in the month.

Recall that the NIMC workers had on January 7, embarked on industrial action to protest against what they described as poor welfare.

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