Since the controversial decision by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that sim cards without National Identity Number (NIN) be deregistered after two weeks by network providers, telecoms companies have been rolling out method to link their NIN to sim.
For individuals using still struggling to link their NIN to their sim cards, you can now link it without leaving the comfort of your home after criticism over the mandatory visit to telecoms stores.
What is NIN?
NIN is a set of eleven digits assigned to an individual, by The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), upon successful enrolment.
Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture, and digital signature.
The information is used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.
How to Get your NIN?
If you have registered for your NIN, you should have your slip with you.
However, if you have misplaced it, you have to pay N500 through REMITA at any bank nearest to you; provide your Remita Teller to any NIMC Enrolment Centre (ERC) near you and request for a NIN slip print.
Alternatively, you can use the NIMC USSD service to retrieve it by following these steps:
Dial *346#; from the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number you enrolled with for your number.
Follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs
How to Link Your Phone Number With Your NIN
Linking your phone number to your number is very easy.
For MTN Users
We are quite aware that the federal government of Nigeria has introduced a new system in our telecommunication industry. It as mandated all Network Service Providers in Nigeria to link their Customer’s National Identification Number with their SIM.
Simply follow this link at https://mtnonline.com/nin
Or you dial *785# or visit myMTNApp.
For Airtel Users
To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:
1. Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
2. Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
3. Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.
Or Simply follow the link at https://www.airtel.com.ng/nin
For GLO Users
To link your NIN to your Glo phone number, follow the steps below:
1. Go to the Send Message
2. Send – “UpdateNIN NIN FirstName LastName” (e.g UPDATENIN 12345678903 IDEASGIST Blogger) to 109
To link your Glo line with NIN go to https://www.gloworld.com/ng/nin
For 9Mobile Users
9mobile – dial *200*8#