According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Nigerian federal government have extended the deadline for the linkage of the National Identification Number (NIN) by telecommunication service subscribers.
This was made public in a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on Monday which was titled ‘Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees’.
“The National Task Force on National Identification Number and SIM Registration met today, 21st December, 2020.
“The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami with major stakeholders in the sector including Chairman – NCC, EVC-NCC, DG-NITDA, DG-NIMC, ECTS/ECSM-NCC, Chairman ALTON, CEOs of MTN, Airtel, Ntel, Glo, Smile, and 9Moble in attendance.
“Based on the endorsement of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the following resolutions were made:
“Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021 and Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.”