President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the SIM cards of those without the National Identification, NIN, Number should not be blocked until February 9.
The deadline for the registration for NIN was slated for January 19. However, Nigerians pleaded for an extension as millions still remain without a NIN.
The government has now extended the deadlines on the orders of the President as contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and Publicity Secretary Damian Udeh.
It said, “ALTON can confirm to our members that we have received formal confirmation from the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC that President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from 19thJanuary to 9thFebruary 2021.
“We thank the President for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We are also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy”.
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