FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline

The Federal Government has approved the extension of deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to 31st October, 2021.
A joint statement by Head, Corporate Communications of NIMC, Kayode Adegoke and Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde tells that the decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard-to-reach remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and address low enrolments in schools and hospitals, as evidenced by enrolment statistics.
It also follows a review of the progress of the exercise which indicates significant progress, hence the need to consolidate the gains of the enrolment and NIN-SIM verification process across the country.
As at July 24th, 2021, there are over 5,500 enrolment systems within and outside the country and this would significantly ease the NIN enrolment process and subsequent linkage of NIN to SIM.
There are now a total of 59.8 million unique NIN enrolments, with average of 3 to 4 SIMs per NIN. With the great number of enrolment centres within and outside the country, and many more coming up, every citizen, legal resident, and Nigerian citizens living in diaspora should be able to obtain their NINs.
The statement adds that the Federal Government is also excited that the use of NIN in the process of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam significantly reduced the challenge of exam malpractice and urges those yet to comply to take advantage of the latest extension.

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