BY SHITTA SOFIYAT
The federal government has approved 30th of June as the new deadline for the national identity numbers linkage with the subscribers identity module cards.
The government also disclosed that 54 million Nigerians have obtained their NIN, making the numbers to be over 190 million mobile numbers.
The government’s decision was contained in a statement jointly signed by the director of public affairs of the Nigerian communications commission, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde and head of corporate communications of the national identity management commission Mr. Kayode Adegoke.
He further reiterated government’s commitment to ease the pains of the Nigerians with regard to issues related to NIN and SIM registration as telecoms open more centers across the country.
This is the fifth time the government will extend the NIN-SIM linkage exercise.