It has been noted across the nation that the NIN-SIM registration cum linkage has not been an easy one.
The stress ranges from the excessive crowd on ground and the current risk of being exposed to the novel COVID-19 which still remains a global challenge.
A Lot of people as at today, are yet to register, therefore a need for extension.
Economically, it has been proven that if communication lines are blocked, a lot of people will be out of business, including SMEs and large enterprises, thereby causing a lot of financial crisis.
In this light, the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise has been extended by eight (8No.) weeks.
This was announced by the Federal Government on Tuesday morning.
The new deadline will now be April 6, 2021.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, conveyed the message during the meeting of the Ministerial Taskforce on NIN-SIM registration which held on the 1st of February, 2021.