ways to know if your ID number is successfully linked with SIM

Ways to know if your NIN number is successfully linked with SIM

Although the exercise has been largely hindered by the second wave of COVID-19, the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) maintained that the process must continue till February 9, the deadline date.

Ways to know if NIN has been successfully linked with SIM cards.

NIMC said the development was part of the federal government’s policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to Subscribers Identification Module (SIM), and also aligning with the national digital economy policy for a digital Nigeria.

But here is how to confirm if the NIN-SIM has been successfully done.

1. For Globacom Users

Subscribers of Globacom are expected to visit https://www.gloworld.com/ng/nin/ to check the three ways on linking NIN with SIM.

However, the easier one is to type the 11-digit NIN number to 109. After that, the user will receive this message: “Dear esteemed customer, your NIN has been received. Thanks.” Then you will have to wait for more confirmation.

If you do not receive any message, kindly use the alternative way or contact your telecom operator. But check:

2. For MTN Users

MTN users are to dial *785# or visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ using phone or computer to enrol for NIN-SIM linkage. After that, you will receive a message: “Your NIN submission has been received. Verification pending. Thank you.” But check this useful information:

3. Airtel

Users To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, FG reveals number of SIM cards you can link to one NIN 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. But check:

4. For 9Mobile Users

9Mobile users are expected to visit any outlet of the telecom operator to get more information on NIN-SIM linkage. But check: Challenges so far for NIMC According to findings, the NIN process is being hindered nationwide, and this is as a result of a shortage of facilities that can cater for the large number of Nigerians who are ready to enrol.

Another reason is inadequate handling of the process by the licensed centres approved by the federal government across the country.

Some of the new equipment brought from abroad are not being fully utilised by the staff of NIMC due to lack of proper training on effective handling. Will your SIM be blocked if not linked with NIN?

Here is the latest update from NCC Without any iota of doubt, the process has also led to the extortion of NIN applicants as staff of NIMC demand bribe to fast-track the process for “cooperating” Nigerians.

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