The Nigerian Communications Commission, on Tuesday directed telecommunications companies in the country to block all sim cards registered without the National Identity Numbers.
The commission charged customers or all network to register their sim cards with their NIN or get blocked.
Bibian Anekwe News had earlier reported that the Federal Government unveiled 173 centers and 30 state government institutions for the enrolment of all persons, including legal residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) on behalf of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
However, if you have previously registered for your National ID before now, here is a quick hint on how to check if yours has NIN linked.
Dial *346# and press 1. The service costs N20 per dial.
Some people will still have NIN linked as long as they completed their sim registration appropriately even though they don’t have National ID Card (NIMC).
After you must have checked and your line (MTN) is not linked to your NIN and you’re very sure you have registered for National ID, you don’t need to panic.
All you have to do is to copy out the ID number, type on the internet mtnonline.com/nim/ and put your NIN in the form that will show online on the MTN website and submit.
For people who are yet to enroll for NIMC (National ID), you can start the process online by visiting nimc.gov.ng and then visit a nearest enrollment centre to complete the registration.
Once you’re done with registration try Step 1 to be sure your line was linked.
Step 2 is only for MTN users only.
For Airtel, dial *121*1#. If you use Globacom, text REG to 746 or 3456.