The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) weeks ago ordered telecommunications operators in the country to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).
Failure to do so will lead to your line being blocked or disconnected.
Below are few steps to link your phone number with your NIN;
For MTN users, simply dial *785# and get it done in few seconds or
Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ using your phone or computer
Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
Wait for feedback from the network.
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.
Subscribers are to text “UPDATENIN followed by the NIN First Name Last Name” to 109 or simply visit the nearest Globacom office to register/link their NIN.
9mobile said it is making effort to develop a system that would make things simple for its customers. You can check your NIN status by dialling *346# from your 9mobile line.