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Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by naijadrivablog: 9:42am On Jan 06
One of the latest policies is to add (or harmonise) National Identity Number to our SIM card registrations. First, they gave an unrealistic deadline but extended it to March 2021.

While this is good to curb insecurity and/or check crime and other things, the exercise is already raising more questions than answers are provided, which are:

1. What happens to Mr Ade Nwosu Hassan whose full name reflected on his NIN but whose SIM card was registered with Ade Nwosu? My neighbor is in this group of persons. He went to his network provider and he was asked to go back to NIMC to remove any name that is not in his SIM registration.

Shouldn't it it be a case where since there is no error or incomplete name of the subscriber from NIN, the network providers, who seem to be clueless as to what to do, add the full name of the subscriber to his registration (an update), since his biometrics and picture can be verified?

2. SIM cards registered in Company lines. My friend has a business where they use CUG lines so as to make cheap calls and other benefits that comes with it. He has over 30 staff and each CUG line is registered to his company and not the staff. What happens since Companies don't have NIN, let alone several NIN to register all the lines registered to it? Will those lines go dormant?

3. What happens to those whose NIN registrations has one error or another? For Example, I know someone whose name is "Adejoh Yusuf" but was mispelt as "Adejh Yusuf" You know that his NIN can't be verified as there would be discrepancies.

As at today, the Telecom companies have no clear cut information as to how to resolve some issues related to linking NIN to SIM cards yet. They keep redirecting people to NIMC, even when there may be no need. Remember that NIMC and other authorised bodies would be under immense pressure this period. And the newly created NIMC app my not resolve some issues like error correction etc. I even know someone whose NIN number on his NIN slip doesn't work but when he dials a code to get it from NIMC, another (correct) code pops up.

Thank goodness an app was launched by FG but some issues need one to be physically present at NIMC to resolve.

What is your challenge so far?

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by CodeTemplar: 10:31am On Jan 06
Good questions. What happens when the CUG line of a company is passed to a new staff ?

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by skyblueking(m): 11:29am On Jan 06
More questions arising o.

The name used to register my Sim is slightly different from the one I used for my NIN.
What the solution to that?

What about my friend who bought a pre-registered Sim?

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by capatainrambo: 11:38am On Jan 06
Nigeria govt keep churning out stupid policies.

Now that I'm not in the country ... so they will block my sim now abi ?

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Adetunji800: 3:20pm On Jan 06
Fuvk nin

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by TwentyOnePilots(m): 3:20pm On Jan 06
undecided
Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by visijo(m): 3:20pm On Jan 06
have you registered for NIN or you get coconut head like me? grin ..

meanwhile how about person like me that like giving fake details when registering sim, my name for sim card no tally atall with my real name, what is my fate na?

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by alphaconde(m): 3:20pm On Jan 06
we have mentally lazy leaders

that's the conclusion of the matter

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Nobody: 3:20pm On Jan 06
this kind thing wan join the wahala wey we dey face for this country
everything for this country weak us

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Houseofglam7(f): 3:20pm On Jan 06
undecided

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by IMASTEX: 3:21pm On Jan 06
Truly there are still several issues that needed to be resolved. Also imagine someone operating a tracking firm, especially to companies with several locomotives. Though, a good initiative at least to know who is who. It would be better if voter's card is also linked.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Etizz: 3:21pm On Jan 06
What if I have not register my sim but when I checked by dialing the code given, NIN number popped out....can I use that one?

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Someone7(m): 3:21pm On Jan 06
Another DUMB ASS policy by this administration. How does this benefit anyone? Imagine the hours people have WASTED. Queueing for NIN. Who advises these idiots for goodness sake?

If you ask them they'll say it's for "security". What have they done about the actual security challenges - kidnapping, banditry, Bobo haram, Nigerian Police and others?

It's sad that another new year only shows us how incompetent this president and his goons are. We're still waiting for ONE (ONE!) single policy which benefits Nigerians.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by fineboynl(m): 3:22pm On Jan 06
..if only it would stop crime. but the truth is it would never solved anything. it's only an excuse why this government and it security chief are failing. after this they will come up with other things lik operation hold your ID card.

its leading to no where. we all remembered how we were told to register our sim that it's the butter that will enter slide bread. after the compusery registration of sim still nothing has happened. we are still here dragging the issue. the data in sim registration is similar of that in nin. it's an excuse why the government is falling in security. the security Chief should be sacked as simple as that.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by kingchris30(m): 3:23pm On Jan 06
grin
Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by KushLyon(m): 3:23pm On Jan 06
Also add people that their sim were registered by their deceased parents or other relative, and have used the said sim for all registration including bvn, bank accounts, etc. This government never think things through, everything dem go rush put. Analogue government in a digital age

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by laurentium(m): 3:23pm On Jan 06
you seem to know so many people

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Childrentablets: 3:23pm On Jan 06
embarassed

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by Johncuppa(m): 3:23pm On Jan 06
Whichever discrepancy this thing is just needed to curb insecurity.
A lady here just lost all the money in her account after her phone was stolen, and a sim was used to buy card with the money.

The rate of cyber fraud in our days is alarming, and a step like this is needed asap.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by MOVIC6: 3:23pm On Jan 06
I was waiting to see Pastor Chris people but alas this one is more comprehensible but truth be told, Nigeria is the center of confusion as far as I’m concerned. Incompetency everywhere.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by gurunlocker: 3:24pm On Jan 06
That's the problem with Nigeria. Someone will just wake up one day and bring one shitty policy without thinking about the pro and cons.

We understand this is about security, but we can still be using sense.

A lot of glitch in this process or policy, hope they can go back to the board and find better solution for each problem that will be encountered in the process of linking the NIN.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by olapitan83789: 3:24pm On Jan 06
Oga oooooThese NIN sef

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by sweetmelanin(f): 3:24pm On Jan 06
Do Americans link their social security numbers to SIM cards?

Do Brits have to link their NI numbers to SIM cards?

Yet,

Nigerian government mandates it's citizens to link their NINs to SIM cards.

A democratic nation.. truly one of its kind.. hmm
Interesting.

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by 9jayes: 3:24pm On Jan 06
Person wey dey disturb my grandma to go do NIN at her age no go no rest

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by OYENIYIJK: 3:24pm On Jan 06
wink
Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by oluxy(m): 3:25pm On Jan 06
Tired of Nigeria half boiled system

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by symbianDON(m): 3:25pm On Jan 06
na dem sabi

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Re: Linking NIN To SIM: Matters Arising by blinking001(m): 3:25pm On Jan 06
Just do your registration and stop asking questions.

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