How to Link More than Five Sim Cards to One NIN.
On Friday, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said that seven SIM cards can be linked to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App launched recently.
The minister said the ministry and NIMC are working on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the onward linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission.
“We developed an app, when you go online, you will see it. That app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download it without visiting any office. You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalization,” he said.
Pantami spoke while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He added that the ministry, NIMC, and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users should the Federal Government impose a fresh lockdown amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Government had said telcos subscribers with NIN have January 19 as the deadline to link their NIN with their SIM cards while subscribers without NIN have until February 9 to do so.