How To Link Your Mobile Phone Number To NIN. As a furthered means for proper identification of citizens, the NCC (Nigerian Communications Commission) has notified telecommunications operators in Nigeria that in two weeks they should block all Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards that are yet to be registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).
The NCC announced that failure to do so will lead to SIM cards being disconnected or blocked on or before December 31st, 2020.
How Do I Link My SIM Card to NIN
If you are yet to link your SIM card to your National Identification Number, the steps below will help you do that.
The few steps below helps you to link your SIM to your NIN number:
How to Link Your MTN Sim to NIN by USSD Code
1. If you are an MTN user, just dial *785#
2. You will receive an interface requesting for your NIN number. Get your NIN number and insert it and click ok.
3. You will receive another prompt congratulating you that you have done it successfully awaiting NIMC verification.
How to Link Your MTN Sim to NIN Online
1. Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ using your phone or computer
2. In the form that will pop up, insert your first name, last name, middle name, phone number, NIN number and email address.
3. You will receive an OTP from MTN in your phone.
4. Get the OTP (OTP means one time password. This one consist of 5 digits)
5. Get it and insert it in the next page on MTN website and submit.
6. You are done with the process.
How to Link Your Airtel Sim to NIN Via USSD Code
It is also very easy to link your Airtel SIM numbers to your NIN. To do this, follow the steps below:
1. You will have to dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
2. Select 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
3.Type 1 to insert your NIN
4. Insert your 11-digit National Identification Number and send.
You will receive a message that confirms your successful submission. If however, you received and an error message, be patient. Wait for some minutes and try again later.
How to Link Your Airtel Sim to NIN Via Website
How to Link Your GLO Sim to NIN Via USSD Code and Website
How to link GLO SIM lines to NIN are yet to be released. Be patient as they are currently working on it. Once done, I believe they will release it soon. But you can visit their nearest local office to have your SIM cards
How to Link Your 9mobile Sim to NIN Via USSD Code and Website
How to link 9mobile SIM card/line to NIN is yet to go online. Just visit the nearest 9mobile office for assisance. Endeavour to go along with your NIN and SIM pack. Withiut you SIM pack, swearing an affidavit may be accepted.