The Federal Government's effort to build a database for all the Citizens of Nigeria is quite impressive despite many are yet to enroll for the program.
Federal Government confirmed that the program is enjoying rapid progress with an estimated value of 190 million SIM linked to NIN already.
The most recent figure from National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) shows that at least over 60 million Nigerians have been captured since the inception of the program in 2020.
However, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that every Nigerian that is yet to link their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) with NIN will suffer a penalty of being disconnected from their various network source.
Federal Government announced October 31, 2021, as the deadline for all the citizens of Nigeria yet to link their SIM with NIN.
The Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, confirmed that there will be no more extensions for defaulters rather any Nigerian that is yet to link their SIM with National Identification Number before October 31, 2021, will be disconnected immediately from their network providers.
Ikechukwu Adinde also warned Nigerians that failure to successfully link their SIM with NIN will deny them the right to enjoy essential services such as obtaining a driver's license and passport in Nigeria.
Ikechukwu revealed to Nigerians in a press statement that the main aim of linking their SIM with NIN is to establish a secured database for all Nigerian citizens and ensure smooth communication between the Federal Government and the people.
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