Here is a useful information on how to verify and link your phone number to your National Identity Number (NIN).
Recall that the Federal government has mandated telecommunications operators in the country to block all SIM cards of individuals that are not linked to their National Identity Numbers (NIN).
It was also disclosed that disconnection of SIM cards not linked will begin on the 31st of December 2020.
So while we still have the grace to do the needful, below are few steps to help you link your phone number with your NIN:
For MTN users, simply dial *785# and get it done in few seconds or
Visit https://www.mtnonline.com/nim/ using your phone or computer
Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
Wait for feedback from the network.
For Airtel Users follow the steps below:
1. Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
2. Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
3. Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.
For Glo Users
Send *UpdateNIN, NIN, First name, Last name” as SMS to 109.
Remember to keep a space between each comma.
For 9Mobile Users
For other lines, simply visit the nearest office of your service provider to link your SIM.
Remember to go along with your NIN and SIM pack. If you do not have your SIM pack, you probably should be prepared to swear an affidavit, or just call your customer service.
And of course dial *346# to check if you’ve registered for your NIN.
However, If you don’t have a NIN, it means you have not enrolled yet, so please visit an enrollment centre and urge your family, friends and everyone you know to do same.