Federal authorities and telephone companies announce easy ways to register, link phone numbers to the NIN – the national-ID numbers database.
Authorities have extended the deadline for linking of phone numbers to NIN from 30 December 2020 to 9 February 2021.
Subscribers continue to enjoy free SMS services during the period of extension, NIMC said in a statement released 20 December.
All four major networks, led by MTN, established SMS link codes to enable their subscribers seamlessly integrate their numbers.
Here are linking methods published by telcos:
- Dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;
- Dial *785#Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.
- Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ online
- Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
- Submit the form
- Wait for feedback from the network.
- Dial *121# from the Airtel line you wish to link.
- Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
- Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
- Wait for confirming message
- If you get error message, wait a while and retry
- Type UPDATENIN NIN FirstName LastName
- Send to 109 as SMS.
- You’ll receive an SMS that your NIN has been successfully received.
- Dial *200*8#
- Check 1 to display your NIN or 2 for your 11-digit NIN.
- Enter 1*NIN#
- You will receive a confirmation message that NIN has been received.
- You can also link by visiting the website 9mobile.com.ng/nin
To check your NIN status
- Dial *346# from your line.
To register for NIN in Enugu
Enugu Metro has a comprehensive listing of the locations to register for National Identity and get their National Identification Number (NIN) in Enugu State.
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