All SIM cards will be blocked in Nigeria without linking your National Identification Number (NIN). This official directive was given by Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to all telecommunication operators in Nigeria to require require all subscribers to provide valid National Identification Number (NIN).
The submission of the NIN to take place within two weeks (From December 16th to December 30th, 2010). All SIM cards without NINs are to be blocked from the network after the deadline.
Every SIM owner must linked their SIM with their personal NIN, otherwise don’t be surprised when you are blocked after the deadline which is Dec 30th, 2020.
I was wondering what’s going on with this SIM card and NIN, until I realized that it’s serious matter.
To our beloved brothers and sisters in Nigeria, we urge to obey this order by the NCC, don’t join those that says it’s a lie. In case you don’t have your National Identification Number (NIN), then you can get your personal NIN before the end of the submission of NIN.
How to Check Nearest NIN Enrollment Center That is in Your Area
Open this URL in your browser https://www3.nimc.gov.ng/nimc-enrolment-centres
You’ll be provided with the list of NIMC or NIN enrollment centers that are available in your area.
Visit any NIN Enrollment Center to get a valid NIN if you don’t have it, then link it with your SIM before it gets blocked.
For those who forgot their NIN, you can simply get it back with the SIM you used then for the NIN registration. This is simple to do and you don’t even need to visit any centers.
How to Check if Your SIM is Registered With Your NIN
This procedure is not for all network providers, just for MTN and Airtel users.
Dial *346# on your MTN or Airtel line.
You’ll be charged N20 for this.
After that, you’ll get a notice if the SIM is registered with your NIN or not.
Now, I’ll show you how to link your mobile number with your NIN without stress. Follow the steps below:
How to Link NIN With MTN SIM Card
Dial *785# on the MTN SIM that was registered with your NIN, you’ll be prompted to enter your 11-digits NIN.
Congratulations you just linked your NIN with your MTN SIM card. And in case the first step didn’t work for you, you can visit https://mtnonline.com/nin/ to fill simple form and get your NIN connected to your MTN line in minutes.
How to Link NIN With Airtel SIM Card
Dial this USSD code *121*1# to link your NIN with your Airtel SIM card or mobile number and follow the onscreen prompt.
How to Link NIN With Glo SIM Card
Unlike other network provider that gives option through USSD codes, Glo enable every subscribers to submit their respectful NIN with their mobile number or sim card.
“Update NIN, NIN, First Name, Last Name”
Example; Update NIN 12345123451 Ademola Rasaq
How to Your Link NIN With 9mobile Mobile Number
No form submission, No USSD code, No SMS method. Kindly visit any experience 9mobile centre near you to link your mobile number with the NIN.
Warnings: I’ll like to warn every one reading this, make sure you double check every URL for online submission. MTN and Airtel are offering online submission, please check very well before you proceeds, don’t submit your NIN to scam page.
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