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Steps to link your Phone Number with your NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

LATEST UPDATE:- Information us from our informant umerah Raphael has it that the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami on Wednesday said the Federal Government would soon announce a timeline for Nigerians to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their bank accounts.

Pantami, who spoke with State House Correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said the timelines for the mandatory linking of the NIN to bank accounts would soon be released.

The minister had also said NIN would replace the Bank Verification Number (BVN) because the latter was not backed by law.











This information was posted on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC.

The NIMC had initially given a April 6th 2021  deadline for those with NIN and April 6th 2021  for those without NIN.

The tweet reads: “All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number (NIN) and link them before April 6th 2021.


Failure to do so will lead to your line being blocked or disconnected by the 6th April 2021


Steps To Retrieve Your National Identify Number

In lieu of the recent NCC directive, the National Identity Management Commission has urged the public and citizens who are already enrolled in the NIMC scheme but have lost their NIN to dial *346# to retrieve the NIN.


The USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile.


For those people whose SIM card used for the registration of NIN have been reallocated, NIMC urged such people to visit their telecom registration centres to have their NIN merged with their current SIM card.


For name modification, individuals are urged to visit NIMC office and pay the sum of N500 via Remitta. Further breakdown showed that for those adding or changing a new name, newspaper publication and court affidavit are required, while those with misspelt name require no newspaper publication.



Those who are yet to enroll are advised to visit Or  visit the nearest enrolment(CLICK HERE TO SEE CENTRES NEAR YOU) to complete the registration.



Below are few steps to link your phone number with your NIN

For MTN users, simply dial *785# and get it done in few seconds or

Visit using your phone or computer

Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.

Submit the form as soon as you’re done.

Wait for feedback from the network.


Airtel Users

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

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.



GLO Users “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName & LastName”To 109


9mobile Users

For 9mobile users, simply dial *200*8# and get it done in few seconds

For other lines, simply visit the nearest office of your service provider to register/link your NIN.


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