Nigerians are currently struggling on how to link their National Identity Numbers (NIN) with their SIM card records following the threats by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
It would be recalled that according to NCC, Mobile phone users who fail to link their NIN with their records will be blocked by their providers on January 19, 2020 (if they already have their NIN) or February 9 (if they don’t already have their NIN).
These are simplest ways of linking your sim cards from the four major network providers (MTN, GLo, Airtel and Etisalat).
To retrieve already-existing NIN, customers have to dial *346# on any network.
After copying the NIN, if they are already on the database, customers can then proceed to link it with their records with appropriate service providers.
See How to Link your NIN to your Sim.
MTN users are to dial *785# to link their NIN, or visit https://nin.mtnonline.com/ and follow instructions.
Airtel users are to dial *121# to link their NIN, or visit https://www.airtel.com.ng/nin/ and follow instructions.
9Mobile customers are to dial *200*8# to link their NIN, or visit https://9mobile.com.ng/nin and follow instructions.
GLO customers can link their NIN with their SIM card records by texting “UpdateNIN (space) NIN (space) first name (space) last name” to 109 using SMS.
However, the NCC has threatened to block users line after the expiration date.