The federal government has commended network subscribers who have successfully linked their Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) with the National Identification Numbers (NIN) for their painstaking efforts and commitment.
Goldennationblog.com gathered that the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has asked the subscribers who have linked their SIM to dial *346# to retrieve their NIN from the mobile numbers they enrolled with. The NIMC said via its Twitter page, @nimc_ng, that the SIM can be linked to different telecommunication operators using these codes: MTN: *785#; Airtel: 1211#; Glo: 109NIN#; 9Moble: 2008#.
The commission also urged the subscribers to dial *346# using the mobile number they registered with or visit any of the NIN enrollment centers with their tracking ID to print their NIN slip.
NIMC said: “Good afternoon. Kindly dial *346# using the mobile number you registered with or visit any of our NIN enrollment centers with your tracking ID to print your NIN slip. Thank you.”
The government agency, however, warned that the enrolment is free, adding that the NIMC management frowns at all forms of extortion of the applicants.
It stated: “Good morning. Enrolment is FREE. The NIMC management frowns at all forms of Extortion. Kindly Report extortion via [email protected] or call 08158691214, 08157691071. Thank you.” Some applicants have, however, expressed disappointment over the conduct of some staff of NIMC in many states.
A NIN applicant, @ChidiAOpara, said that the NIMC office in Port Harcourt does not attend to people, alleging that they have agents who collect N50 for forms and N5,000 for registration. He further stressed that the woman in charge at the Port Harcourt office of the NIMC does not care about the people.
He tweeted: “NIMC office in Port Harcourt does not attend to people, they have agents who collect fifty naira for forms and five thousand naira for registration. The woman in charge does not care.”
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the deadline to link NIN to SIM card was pushed to February 9, but this does not mean that subscribers should wait until the last minute to complete the process. It was reported that there are helpful guides that will show the applicants all the necessary steps you need to follow to link your NIN to your SIM card.
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