The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has warned subscribers to desist from selling their National Identification Number (NIN) or allowing others use their NINs for registration.
Disclosing this in a statement titled, ‘NIN-SIM Linkage Exercise: Federal Government Expresses Appreciation’, the commission explained that any action committed with the SIM, good or bad, will be officially traced and attached to the NIN owner.
The Commission implored Nigerians to secure and protect their NINs.
Meanwhile, in a review meeting on the 18th of January 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force reported significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.
The Task Force reported a total of 47.8 million NINs having been collected by mobile operators, at an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
Reacting to this report, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, expressed satisfaction with this commendable achievement.
He expressed the Federal Government’s appreciation for the commitment demonstrated by all stakeholders and citizens and urged them to submit their NINs before 9th February, 2021 deadline.