–Maximum of only seven numbers can be linked to one NIN
–Operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users
–Minister made it known during an interview on Friday, January 8
Minister Pantami revealed 7 SIM cards can be linked to one NIN on the newly launched NIMC Mobile App.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, revealed that 7 SIM cards can be linked to one National Identification Number (NIN) on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Mobile App launched recently.
This revelation made by the minister in the course of an interview on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today, on Friday, January 8, 2021.
The minister pointed out that the ministry is collaborating with NIMC to transform the NIN enrolment process and the onward linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission.
Pantami in his statement said, “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 digitalization.’’
The minister pointed out that should the Federal Government impose a fresh lockdown due to the rise in coronavirus infections across the country, the ministry, NIMC, and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users.