The Deadline of NIN-SIM Linkage which was previously slated for 6th of April has been extended till the 6th of May by the Federal Government.
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy made it known that the extension request was presented to the President and it was approved.
He added that the current number of monthly enrollment has increased up to 2.6million.
All these were contained in a statement that was released and was jointly signed by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde of NCC and Kayode Adegoke of NIMC.
The statement reads:
“The meeting took place on Thursday, April 1, 2021 and an approval was given to extend the period of the NIN-SIM linkage to the 6th of May, 2021. The request for the extension was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and he endorsed it.
“With each individual having an average of 3 to 4 SIMs, the total number of SIMs tied to NINs would close to the total number of registered SIMs in the country.
“The Chairman of the EFCC addressed the meeting and stated that the NIN-SIM linkage would support the Federal Government in checkmating the activities of fraudsters and cybercriminals. The Honourable Minister noted the importance of obtaining feedback from all stakeholders in order to ensure that the NIN-SIM linkage process is one that cannot easily be compromised.”