NIN Deadline Stands: NCC

NIN Deadline Stands, As NCC Awaits Govt’s Advice

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that the deadline for the integration of SIM cards with valid National Identity Numbers (NIN) has not been extended.

Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, made this known while speaking with The PUNCH on Wednesday.

He stated that the commission has not received any information concerning extending the exercise from the federal government.

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Adinde, however, noted that the calls for a deadline extension of the exercise would be looked into by the government.

Recall that the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, had stated that after December 30, 2020, all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked.

The deadline was later extended by three weeks for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.

It also gave six week-extension for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021.