All Telecom Providers are Licensed By NIMC to Provide NIN

All Telecom Provider is licensed by NIMC to provide NIN

Quick Recap

  • FG declared on December 15, 2020, that all registered SIMs that are not linked with NINs before December 30, 2020, on any telecommunications companies would be blocked.
  • The deadline date was later extended to December 30, 2020, due to widespread opposition against the announced ultimatum date of three weeks’ extension for subscribers with NIN which is December 30, 2020, to January 19, 2021, and 6 weeks extension to subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020 – February 9, 2021.
  • On January 7, 2021, NIMC workers protested against the poor welfare issues at the NIMC but later the strike was suspended after the intervention of the minister.
  • Nigerians and organizations called for an additional deadline extension/outright suspension of the NIN registration process due to the masses who are yet to get their NIN.

Presently, NIMC has granted Telecommunications companies licensed to register people who do not have National Identity Numbers so as to reduce the huge crowds at the official center of the National Identity Management Commission.


Aliyu Aziz (Director-General of National Identity Management Commission), also said some private and public organizations have been licensed by the commission to provide NINs in order to address the public at the commission’s offices.

The minister also addressed the union that the demands presented by NIMC workers were new to him, as he took over the supervisory role of NIMC in October 2020, and he has set up a seven-man committee to work on the issues of the workers and submit a report to him in two weeks time.

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