- FG has asked corporate organisations to approach NIMC for unique NIN
- This was disclosed by the executive vice-chairman of NCC, Prof. Garba Dambatta
- Dambatta noted that the unique NIN can be used to link multiple numbers
Following the stress that accompanies the linking of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) with the National Identity Number (NIN), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has sent a message to corporate organisations and religious centres.
The Nation reports that the commission on Wednesday, January 13, asked churches, mosques, and business organisations not to fret over ongoing exercise.
Legit.ng gathered that the executive vice-chairman/CEO of the NCC, Prof. Garba Dambatta, advised the organisations and groups to apply for what he described as unique NIN from NIMC.
“Corporate organisations should apply for a NIN under which all their lines will be captured. It will be a ‘unique” NIN similar to the one for individuals with multiple lines."
The report noted that subscribers on Wednesday, January 13, continued to flood Lagos NIMC head office in Alausa in a desperate attempt not to get their SIMs deactivated.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the panic over the ultimatum given by the federal government for the integration of SIM with valid NIN, the NCC revealed its position.
It was reported that the commission said on Wednesday, January 13, that it was awaiting the advice of the federal government to take the final decision.
The earlier announced deadlines were still in force despite the clamour for extension or outright suspension of the registration process.
In a related report, Nigerians have been striving towards total compliance ever since the federal government mandated the telecommunications operators to intensify action on the full linkage of NIN with SIM cards.
NIMC said the development was part of the federal government’s policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to SIM and also aligning with the national digital economy policy for a digital Nigeria.
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