LEGAL/POLICY

Deadline On NIN-SIM Synchronisation Extended To February 9

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By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu, Correspondent Lagos

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has communicated to its members that is has received a greenlight from telecommunications sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from January 19 to February 9, 2021.

ALTON statement jointly signed by its Chairman and Publicity Secretary, Dr. Gbenga Adebayo and Damian Udeh, respectively, conveys the association’s appreciation to the President and Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, for giving the association and its member companies more time to deliver on this crucial assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country and commitment towards enabling a digital economy.

“To ensure that we utilize the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM Cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enrol are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ng for a list of enrolment centres close to them,” ALTON said.

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