Following the barring of outgoing calls on the order of the federal government, millions of Nigerians who have successfully registered for their National Identity Number (NIN) are unaware if it is ready for collection.
To this end, Legit.ng has revealed how this can be done.
To check if your National Identity Number (NIN) card is ready, visit the National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] website- www.nimc.gov.ng.
Scroll down the homepage and click on ‘e-ID Card Status Portal’ to check if your card is ready and now available at the activation centre.
After, fill in your first name, last name and your NIMC check tracking ID and hit the ‘check now’ icon button.
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Barred from outgoing calls
The subscribers have been barred from making further calls with their unlinked lines, as per directives from the Nigerian government.
The subscribers were unable to meet the deadline of March 31 set by the Isa Pantami-led Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
A statement by the ministry says about 125 million SIMs have been linked to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
Barred lines can use internet, send SMS
According to the National Communication Commission, there are about 197.77 million active subscribers in Nigeria as of February 2022. The disconnection did not, however, affect SMS, mobile data and incoming calls.
NIN-SIM Link: 72 million subscribers groan over blocked lines as telcos count loses
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that telecommunication companies in Nigeria are hit hard due to the disconnection of over 72 million telephone lines in Nigeria on Monday, April 4, 2022.
The losses run into billions of naira, according to telecom experts who said the biggest losers in the government directive are the telcos.
The firms rely on the sales of airtime for revenue and the directive is a direct blow to their major source of income.
FG finally bars 72 Million Nigerians from making calls
Legit.ng has reported that following a directive from the federal government to telecommunication companies, over 72.77 million active telecommunication subscribers have been barred from making calls on their SIMs.
Recall that the FG had on Monday, April 4, ordered telecommunications companies to enforce compliance with its National Identification Number-Subscriber Identity Module policy.
It asked the companies to restrict all outgoing calls on all unlinked lines as the deadline for the verification expired on March 31.