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NIN-SIM integration: NASS seeks 10 weeks for subscribers

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The House of Representatives Wednesday asked the Federal Government to extend the deadline for NIN-SIM integration by telecommunication service subscribers to 10 weeks.

Business Hilights recalls that the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had given MTN, Glo, Airtel 9Mobile and others a 2-week ultimatum to block SIM Cards without NIN

However, at plenary Wednesday, the House described the two weeks given to SIM card users by the regulator to provide their National Identity Number (NIN) to service providers as grossly inadequate.

The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, had moved a motion of urgent public importance to demand more time.

Adopting the motion, the House resolved that the exercise should end on January 28, 2021, as against December 2020.

The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is the federal agency in charge of registering NIN

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