The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, has stated that Nigerians who failed to link their Subscriber Identity Modules, SIM with their National Identity Numbers, NIN would henceforth, not be able to obtain certain important documents which would include driving licences and passports.
This was made known to the public, by the NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde in a statement. He insisted that the October 31 deadline for the linkage of NIN with SIM card, remains sacrosanct.
The statement from the NCC reads, “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.
“Soon, people without NIN will be denied necessary services that play vital roles in their lives including acquisition of driving licence, passport.”
Maazi had reported that the Federal government, on December 15, 2020 ordered all telecommunication operators in the country to stop every SIM card not synchronized with valid National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th.
The deadline was however extended severally as some Nigerians have shown a lackadaisical attitude towards the directive.