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NCC says no NIN, no access to Passport, driving licence from Nov 1

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set October 31 deadline for all residents in Nigeria to link their National Identity Numbers (NIN) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM).

The commission has also said that Nigerians without NIN would soon be denied the opportunity of acquiring driving licences and International Passports.

The commission said this at the NCC Digital Signature radio programme, which transmitted the second episode of Telecoms Consumer Town Hall on Radio to discuss benefits of NIN-SIM integration.

In a statement by the NCC Director of Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde, said; “NCC has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their NINs with their SIMs before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Government.”

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“Speaking during the live programme, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, advised Nigerians to make use of the extension of the NIN-SIM integration exercise to October 31, 2021, to enrol with NIMC, get their NINs and link them to their SIMs.

“Soon, people without NIN will be denied of necessary services that play vital roles in their lives including acquisition of driving licence, passport,’Adinde said.

On the benefits of the NIN-SIM integration, Adinde said the exercise will significantly enhance national security as NIN is the primary identity for Nigerians.

He noted that in line with Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that Nigeria deploys technology to improve service delivery, the NIN-SIM database will enhance citizens’ access to government services.

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