The Nigerian Communications Fee says the October 31 deadline for linking their Nationwide Id Numbers with their Subscriber Id Modules stays sacrosanct.
It additionally mentioned that Nigerians with out NIN would quickly be denied the chance of buying driving licences and passports.
The fee mentioned on the NCC Digital Signature radio programme, which transmitted the second episode of Telecoms Shopper City Corridor on Radio (reside on a radio station in Lagos to debate advantages of NIN-SIM integration.
This was disclosed in an announcement titled ‘NIN-SIM Integration: NCC sensitises telecom customers on October 31 Deadline’ signed by NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, on Wednesday.
The assertion learn, “NCC has reminded and urged telecoms customers to hyperlink their NINs with their SIMs earlier than the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Authorities.”
It added, “Talking throughout the reside programme, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, advised Nigerians to utilize the extension of the NIN-SIM integration train to October 31, 2021, to enrol with NIMC, get their NINs and hyperlink them to their SIMs.”
Adinde mentioned, “Quickly, individuals with out NIN will probably be denied of mandatory providers that play important roles of their lives together with acquisition of driving licence, passport.”
The assertion additional mentioned, “On the advantages of the NIN-SIM integration, Adinde mentioned the train will considerably improve nationwide safety as NIN is the first identification for Nigerians, stressing that in step with Federal Authorities’s dedication to make sure that Nigeria deploys know-how to enhance service supply, the NIN-SIM database will improve residents’ entry to authorities providers.”
Additionally talking on the present, NCC’s Director of Shopper Affairs Bureau of NCC, Efosa Idehen, mentioned, “These SIMs with out distinctive identification could possibly be used to commit crimes that stay untraceable.”
The Regional Director of NIMC in Lagos, Funmi Opesanwo, who additionally spoke on the programme, mentioned that submission of NIN to a cell community supplier helped to offer a way of verifying a person’s identification and safeguarding each identification and cell line.