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  • Updated: December 16, 2020

NIN Update: Reps Seek For 10 Weeks Extension Deadline

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to extend the deadline for the provision of the National Identification Number (NIN) by telecommunication service subscribers to 10 weeks.

The House, at the plenary on Wednesday, described the two weeks given to SIM card users by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide their NIN to service providers as grossly inadequate, Punch reports.

The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, had moved a motion of urgent public importance to demand more time.

READ MORE: NCC Gives Network Providers Two Weeks To Block All SIMS Registered Without NIN- Bashir Ahmad

Adopting the motion, the House resolved that the exercise should end on January 28, 2021, as against December 30, 2020.

The NCC had threatened that SIM cards not linked to NIN issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) would be blocked.


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