How To Link NIN With Airtel Sim Card


The  Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Ibrahim Pantami, had directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to order telecom operators to deactivate all the subscriber identity module (SIM) cards that are not linked to the National Identity Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

In a statement issued by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, the apex regulator and other sister agencies said they were implementing a framework to ensure compliance.

Highlights of decisions taken for immediate implementation:

Affirmation of the earlier directive to totally suspend registration of NEW SIMs by all operators.

​Operators to require ALL their subscribers to provide valid National Identification Number (NIN) to update SIM registration records.

The submission of NIN by subscribers to take place within two weeks (from today December 16, 2020 and end by 30 December, 2020).

After the deadline, ALL SIMs without NINs are to be blocked from the networks.

A Ministerial Task Force comprising the Minister and all the CEOs (among others) as members is to monitor compliance by all networks.

​Violations of this directive will be met by stiff sanctions, including the possibility of withdrawal of operating license.

“The general public is hereby urged to ensure that their NINs are captured in their SIM registration data. All inconveniences which might be occasioned by this directive are deeply regretted,” the statement added.

How To Link NIN With Airtel Sim Card

On this note, Standard News brings to you how to link NIN with Airtel Sim Card.

Below is how to link your NIN to your Airtel number using your phone:

You can easily link your NIN to your Airtel SIM using your mobile phone. Follow the steps below to link your NIN to your Airtel phone number:

Dial *121# on your mobile phone and allow it to process,

Enter ‘1’ to select “NIN Capture”, and click on “Send” button.

When it opens, enter ‘1’ again to send

Enter your 11-digit NIN.

Here’s another way to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your mobile number. Simply visit http://airtel.com.ng/nin and follow the steps.

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