…as Enrolment Systems Increase to 5,410
The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26. The decision to extend the deadline was made after a request by stakeholders on the need to consolidate the enrolment and NIN-SIM verification process following the rapid increase in the number of enrolment systems across the country.
A statement jointly signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, and Kayode Adegoke, head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management Commission, June 29, stated that “As at June 28, a total of 5,410 enrolment systems are now available across the country and this would significantly ease the NIN enrolment process and subsequent linkage of NIN to SIM.”
According to the statement, “It is worthy of note that there were only about 800 such enrolment systems as at December 2020.”
The government has approved the extension as part of its effort to make it easier for its citizens and residents to obtain the NIN and it is important to take advantage of the extension. There are now a total of 57.3 million unique NIN 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.
Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, minister of Communications and Digital Economy, on behalf of the Federal Government, appreciates Nigerians for their patience and compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the NIN-SIM registration exercise, the statement said.
It added that Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, and Aliyu Azeez, director-general, National Identity Management Commission, urge citizens and legal residents to make sure they use the opportunity to complete the process of enrolment and verification.