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7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by SJVM: 7:00pm On Jan 09
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Friday that seven SIM cards can be linked to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App launched recently.

The minister said the ministry and NIMC are working on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the onward linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission.

“We developed an app, when you go online, you will see it. That app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download it without visiting any office. You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation,” he said.

Pantami spoke while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH.

He also said the ministry, NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users should the Federal Government impose a fresh lockdown amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Federal Government had said telcos subscribers with NIN have January 19 as deadline to link their NIN with their SIM cards while subscribers without NIN have until February 9 to do so.

As of October 2020, the total number of mobile network connections was 207.58 million, but currently, only 43 million Nigerians have NIN, thus 164 million telephone users are at the risk of being deactivated.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by yoboone(m): 7:33pm On Jan 09
Nice one

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by CodeTemplar: 7:36pm On Jan 09
I suspect this is an attempt to count population with a new method. They might just take count of NINs and ask for family details.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by JaneYave(f): 7:48pm On Jan 09
I am relieved

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by chiemmanuel(m): 9:18pm On Jan 09
What of companies that have numerous SIM cards for their staff

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by talk2hb1(m): 9:32pm On Jan 09
Why 7?

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by CalliDora1(f): 9:41pm On Jan 09
Berra. cool

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by Benwallt(m): 10:01pm On Jan 09
chiemmanuel:
What of companies that have numerous SIM cards for their staff
Do they award NIN to companies?

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by chiemmanuel(m): 10:15pm On Jan 09
Benwallt:
Do they award NIN to companies?
what will happen to the sim cards

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by LaEvilIMiss(f): 10:17pm On Jan 09
CodeTemplar:
I suspect this is an attempt to count population with a new method. They might just take count of NINs and ask for family details.

Counting population does 3 key things
1: Determines which region the national economic resources are prioritized to
2: Determines Political scales
3: Federal Appointments

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by Minjim: 11:33pm On Jan 09
Fools!

Your corrupt officials are making the process cumbersome by extorting the people.

And don't pretend you're not aware

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by olabosipo66559: 11:37pm On Jan 09
:What of companies that have numerous SIM cards for their staff Do they award NIN to companies?

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by FuckHomophobes: 11:52pm On Jan 09
Wahala but Las las, this policy won't stand.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by edoairways: 11:57pm On Jan 09
What way to count the population of Nigerians. Service providers might be affected on the long run
Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by lhawarl1(m): 12:19am On Jan 10
SJVM:
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Friday that seven SIM cards can be linked to one National Identification Number on the National Identity Management Commission Mobile App launched recently.
and how many nin can i a person own? undecided

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by gistray: 12:44am On Jan 10
Useless fools

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by mu2sa2: 5:18am On Jan 10
chiemmanuel:
What of companies that have numerous SIM cards for their staff
Each staff should link the Sim to his/her NIN. If the Sims were registered embloc by the company, individual staff will perhaps re-register the Sim in their own names before linking with NIN..

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by Benwallt(m): 5:38am On Jan 10
chiemmanuel:
what will happen to the sim cards
In this country bros anything can happen. There is preferential treatment just like the Pfizer Vaccine n Chinese vaccine. The former is for the VIPs while later is for the poor.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by generationz(f): 6:51am On Jan 10
These people are pure thrash and have proven one more time they don't care about the common man.
Some people buy new sims every 3 months to enjoy the free double data bonus offered by networks not because they want to use it for anything wrong.

Just take a look at how they exposed citizens to covid 19 by making them go register in one month. A country that has not been able to issue plastic ID cards to any of her citizens put them in danger and gave them an ultimatum. I've never seen such great wickedness and we are so Used to it.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by Conner44: 7:13am On Jan 10
Seriously? undecided

A friend of mine who’s an engineer went up north for a building work and was returning with this Toyota hiace bus along with 2 of his workers and he told me that while passing somewhere in Adamawa state their bus was stopped by immigration officers who demanded they all come down and show their ID’s.

He couldn’t hold his surprise when he noticed that out of the 18 passengers on board it was just him and his two colleagues who had valid sources of identification. The rest were apparent northerners who couldn’t even speak English and didn’t even have phones talk more of ID cards.

After bribing the immigration guys they were all told to enter the bus and continue their journey to the south.

Now let’s do some maths :

One hummer bus passed with 15 apparent immigrants. If 100 passes in a day that’s 1,500 immigrants. (Just for hiace only oh)

What of Sienna? Commuter? Private? Etc all carrying their own various amounts of immigrants?

I project at least 10,000 immigrants coming soy that per day from one particular route from the north in Nigeria today. And this is very worrying.
I hope this NIN and SIM palava isn’t a ploy to grant them automatic citizenship via one mago-mago way or another

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by BrightAhiah(m): 7:22am On Jan 10
JaneYave:
I am relieved
seems like you have got more than 3sims?
Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by chiemmanuel(m): 8:17am On Jan 10
Benwallt:
In this country bros anything can happen. There is preferential treatment just like the Pfizer Vaccine n Chinese vaccine. The former is for the VIPs while later is for the poor.
Nigeria for you

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by chiemmanuel(m): 8:20am On Jan 10
mu2sa2:
Each staff should link the Sim to his/her NIN. If the Sims were registered embloc by the company, individual staff will perhaps re-register the Sim in their own names before linking with NIN..
what if they're disengaged from the company, should they take company property away

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by mu2sa2: 9:08am On Jan 10
chiemmanuel:
what if they're disengaged from the company, should they take company property away
A phone line costs virtually nothing in Nigeria. If the line is registered in the staff name, it belongs to the staff - when leaving the company at best s/he will refund the N200 ( about US 50 cents).

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by Onyenna(m): 11:49am On Jan 10
Okay

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by chiemmanuel(m): 12:25pm On Jan 10
mu2sa2:
A phone line costs virtually nothing in Nigeria. If the line is registered in the staff name, it belongs to the staff - when leaving the company at best s/he will refund the N200 ( about US 50 cents).
then the company goes to purchase another line for New staffs?
With which NIN?

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by franciskaine(m): 12:33pm On Jan 10
CodeTemplar:
I suspect this is an attempt to count population with a new method. They might just take count of NINs and ask for family details.
physical head count is becoming old fashioned. Technology if well maximised can save us a lot of stress.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by mu2sa2: 12:39pm On Jan 10
chiemmanuel:
then the company goes to purchase another line for New staffs?
With which NIN?
It is a national policy that every phone line must be attached to a NIN. If the company doesnt have the resources to register a line for its new staff, the alternative as far as I can see is to register multiple lines with the NIN of some existing staff. That way the company will have excess lines to be giving to new staff, but this has its risks. If a crime is committed using a phone line, the person whose NIN is attached to the line will have alot of explaining to do.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by chiemmanuel(m): 1:16pm On Jan 10
mu2sa2:
It is a national policy that every phone line must be attached to a NIN. If the company doesnt have the resources to register a line for its new staff, the alternative as far as I can see is to register multiple lines with the NIN of some existing staff. That way the company will have excess lines to be giving to new staff, but this has its risks. If a crime is committed using a phone line, the person whose NIN is attached to the line will have alot of explaining to do.
so which staff will provide his NIN For another person to use, knowing that he can be prosecuted for the crime another person commits

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by Abilistic(m): 1:42pm On Jan 10
mu2sa2:
A phone line costs virtually nothing in Nigeria. If the line is registered in the staff name, it belongs to the staff - when leaving the company at best s/he will refund the N200 ( about US 50 cents).

Lol...

You are just arguing blindly, have you been in a corporate organization where there are OFFICIAL CONTACT NUMBERS assigned to some staff?

So the company should keep changing their official lines and rebranding just because of inconsequential NIN?

Those contact numbers worth more than thousands to the organization.

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Re: 7 SIM Cards Can Be Linked To One NIN - Pantami by saobobo80: 2:40pm On Jan 10
FuckHomophobes:
Wahala but Las las, this policy won't stand.

Before nko, we live in a country where nothing works.

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