The Federal Government Made an Announcement About Updates in the Ongoing NIN Registration

The federal government has informed Nigerians about updates in the ongoing NIN registration

  • NCC and the NIMC disclosed why the approvals of the new policies on NIN enrolment were made

The NIN registration has become a mandatory requirement for Nigerians who own SIM cards.

The federal government has announced the implementation of some new policies that would allow Nigerians to have easy access to the National Identity Numbers (NIN) enrolment process.

Part of the new measures includes the extension of the tenure of National Identity Numbers (NIN) enrolment agents of Mobile Network Operators (MNO) from one to five years.

The announcement was made in a joint statement  by the Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Wednesday, March 3.

The agencies also disclosed that the government approved the establishment of SIM swap centres for Mobile Network Operators (MNO) operators across local government areas in Nigeria.

The technical committee was mandated to complete the development of a new SIM issuance strategy that cannot be compromised.

This will ensure that there is no repeat of the past process that was compromised through pre-registration by some agents.

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