We believe that you are aware that the Nigeria government has ordered that all Nigerians link their NIN to their SIM. The initial deadline was 19th of January, 2021, but it has been shifted.
For Nigerian mobile subscribers that have not registered for National Identification Number, the deadline to update their SIM with NIN is February.
As the deadline is fast approaching, we will like to show you ways to know if you have successfully linked your NIN to your SIM.
How To know if you have linked your NIN to your MTN line
MTN Network has asked subscribers to dial *785#
After you dial this USSD code, you will be given the option to input your NIN.
After you have put in your 11 digit numbers.
You will receive a message that they have “successfully” received your NIN.
Please Note that the National Identity Management Commission will verify the NIN that you submitted to MTN.
If you are not sure if you have linked your NIN to your MTN SIM before, you can try doing it again until you see the message that says it is successful.
How To know if you have linked your NIN to your Glo line
Glo network providers will send you a message that they have “successfully” received your NIN.
If you updated your NIN via text message to 109, they will reply the message to notify you if it was successful or not.
If you also dial *109#, they will ask you to input your 11 digits NIN Number and after, you will receive “Successful” message .
You can also do this more than once if you are not sure if you have linked your NIN to your Glo line before.
How To know if you have linked your NIN to your 9mobile line
It will bring two options whether you want to verify if you have linked your NIN to your 9mobile SIM or you just want to start the linking process.
Press 1 and send to verify.
It will send a message to show you whether you have successfully linked your NIN to the 9mobile SIM.
How To know if you have linked your NIN to your Airtel Sim
If you have linked your NIN to your Airtel line by dialing *121*1#.
You will receive a message that you have successfully inputted your 11 digits NIN and that they will get back to you after verification from NIMC.
If you did not receive this message, you can retry it until you see the message to show that you have successfully submitted your NIN to update your Airtel SIM.
Please Note- The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC will verify all the updates and your mobile network will later send a message saying that your update was successful.
Also note that NIMC will do the final verification before your network will send you message that it is successful.
National Identity Management Commission also said that people who used their Bank Verification Number to generate the National Identity Number must still visit their enrollment centre to complete their NIN registration.
New deadline for NIN Linking to SIM
The deadline for NIN registration and sim linking is February, 2021.
We hope this article helped you successfully link your NIN to your Sim.
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