- The Federal government had on December 15, 2020 ordered all telecommunication operators in the country to disconnect every SIM card not synchronized…
As the deadline for linkage of the Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) to their National Identity Numbers (NIN) draws near, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that those who failed to do so would not be able to obtain some important documents including driving licences and passports henceforth.
NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde who disclosed this on Wednesday via a statement, maintained that the October 31 deadline for the linkage remains sacrosanct.
The statement read, “NCC has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their NINs with their SIMs before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Government.
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“Soon, people without NIN will be denied necessary services that play vital roles in their lives including acquisition of driving licence, passport.”
The Federal government had on December 15, 2020 ordered all telecommunication operators in the country to disconnect every SIM card not synchronized with valid National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th.
However, the deadline has severally been extended as some Nigerians showed lackadaisical attitude towards the directive.
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