FG extends NIN, SIM integration by eight weeks



The Federal Government on Tuesday extended the integration of the National Identity Number with SIM cards till April 6, 2021.

The announcement of the eight-week postponement was issued in a statement jointly signed by Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, and Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke.

Government had last week directed telecoms companies to commence the issuance of NINs to members of the public, in order to reduce the pressure on the National Identity Management Commission.