The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed that all SIMs be linked with the National Identification Number (NIN) or risk disconnection by telecommunication agencies. This directive is considered one of the efforts to tackle several irregularities in the communication industry and must be followed before a set deadline.
In this light, we have also written full guides on ways you can get you NIN if you don’t have the digits handle. For Nigerians that are yet to enrol for this NIMC, here is how to get started. Having obtained your National Identification Number (NIN) from this page, you can process with the processes below on linking your SIM Card.
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How to Link SIM with NIN in MTN
For MTN users, linking SIM with Nin is by dialing the code below:
How to Link SIM with NIN in Glo
For Glo users, linking SIM with Nin is by sending REG (as a text message) to the number 746
How to Link SIM with NIN in Airtel
For Airtel users, linking SIM with NIN is by dialing the code below:
If your network provider is not included in the list above, you are advised to locate any of the data centers (Office of the Network provider) with your SIM pack and a means of identification.
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Your National Identification Number (NIN), SIM details and other personal identification numbers such as your Bank Verification Number (BVN) should be protected. When accessed by an unauthorized person, hesitate not in reporting to law enforcement agents. Avoid the use of a SIM card that is not associated with your NIN and desist from sharing your devices for others’ uses.
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