FG extends NIN-SIM verification as deadline expires today

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) said the Federal Government has again extended the deadline for the National Identification Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to the 31st of March, 2022.

The Minister made this known on Friday, December 31, in a statement jointly signed by the Director Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ike Adinde and the Head of Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission, Mr. Kayode Adegoke.

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According to the statement, while the stakeholders have applauded the Federal Government on the significant growth in the number of NIN enrolments and the increased drive to enlighten Nigerians and legal residents across the country, as of 30th December 2021, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued over seventy-one million (71m) NINs with over fourteen thousand (14,000) enrolment centers set up across the country.