The Federal Government has insisted that the deadlines given for the registration of all Subscriber Identification Modules with valid National Identity Numbers were still in force.
Recall that on December 15, 2020, the Federal Government declared that after December 30, 2020, all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked.
It later extended the December 30, 2020 deadline following widespread opposition against the earlier announcement and gave three-week extension 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, but many organisations had called for further deadline extension or outright suspension of the NIN integration process.
Speaking with Punch’s correspondence, the Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, said nothing had changed as deadlines are still in force.
“The deadlines are still in force; there is no update for now and just like I told you last week, if there is any change you will be communicated,” Adinde stated.