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FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline – See New Date

The Federal Government has extended -SIM data verification exercise.

The deadline approved is now July 26, 2021.

The Director, Public Affairs Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde; and the Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke, disclosed this in a joint statement on Monday titled ‘FG approves July 26 as -SIM verification deadline as enrolment systems increase to 5,410 .’

According to the statement, the decision to further extend the deadline was made based on a request by stakeholders.

The statement read, “The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for -SIM data verification to the 26th of July, 2021.

“The decision to extend the deadline was made after a request by stakeholders on the need to consolidate the enrolment and -SIM verification process following the rapid increase in the number of enrolment systems across the country.

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“As at June 28, 2021, a total of 5,410 enrolment systems are now available across the country and this would significantly ease the enrolment process and subsequent linkage of to SIM. It is worthy of note that there were only about 800 such enrolment systems as at December 2020.

“The Federal Government has approved the extension as part of its efforts to make it easier for its citizens and residents to obtain the and it is important to take advantage of the extension.

“There are now a total of 57.3 million unique enrolments, with average of 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN. With the great number of enrolment centres across the country, every citizen and legal resident should be able to obtain their NINs.”

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The statement quoted the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, as thanking Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the -SIM registration exercise.

It also quoted the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Dambatta; and the Director-General/CEO of NIMC, Aliyu Azeez, as urging citizens and legal residents to make sure they use the opportunity of the extension to complete the process of enrolment and verification.



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