Sunday April 14, 2024

The following are Frequently Asked Questions for about the linking of the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) and the National Identification Number (NIN) for all telecommunications consumers in Nigeria.

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What is NIN?

The National Identity Number (NIN) is a unique digital identifier for Nigerians that serves as the foundational database for the country. Nigerian citizens and legal residents are expected to have the NIN. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is the government agency responsible for the issuance and management of the National Identity Number (NIN).