Airtel, other telecom operators get FG licence to process NIN

Mobile network operators (MNOs) say they now have National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment and verification licences from the Federal Government to register citizens in the ongoing programme.

The development followed the stampede that was witnessed at the registration centres of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) across the country earlier this week.

Acting under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), the group says it will continue to work with the Federal Government to ensure the success of the directive to deactivate subscriber identity modules (SIMs) not linked with their owners National Identity Number (NIN).

Airtel Nigeria, one of telecom providers that have been licensed says Nigerians can now complete their NIN registration process at any accredited Airtel outlet nationwide.

Foreign nationals are required to present their international passports only to register a new SIM when the restriction on registration of new sims is lifted, he added.




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