FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDS NIM-SIM VERIFICATION TO JULY 26 The extension of deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to July 26 this year has been approved by the Federal Government. A statement signed jointly by the spokespersons of the concerned agencies; Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) informed that at least 57-3million Nigerians have enrolled for the NIN, with an average of three to four SIMs per NIN. According to the above agencies, the decision to extend the deadline was made after a request by stakeholders, on the need to consolidate the enrolment of NIN-SIM verification process following the rapid increase in the number of enrolment systems across the country. The agencies in the Statement, further noted that as at June 28, a total of 5,410 enrolment systems have been made available nationwide to significantly ease the process and the subsequent linkage of NIN to SIM. The Statement also informed that this is against only about 800 of such enrolment systems as at December 2020.

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