Are you here because you are in dire need of what NIN is all about as well as the processes involved in checking and linking it to your mobile number? If your answer is yes, you have come to the right platform.
Interestingly, during the course of this article, you will see all the steps you need to follow to easily figure out your nin and then get it connected to your mobile number. Continue reading below and please don’t forget to share it with your friends and loved ones!!!
What Is NIN?
The acronym NIN stands for National Identification Number. It is a number that identifies every citizen of Nigeria. Yes, if you are a citizen of Nigeria, you are expected to register and have your identification number.
Recently, the federal government of Nigeria has requested all its citizens to link their NIN to their mobile number. Interestingly, this article is all about how to check and link your NIN to your mobile number fast and immediately.
How Do I Link MTN Sim with NIN?
If you are among the numerous MTN subscribers, here are the steps you need to follow to easily link your NIN to your number:
- First off, you will need to turn on your mobile device
2. Next, you will need to dial *346# to get your NIN.
2. Lastly, dial *785*NIN# to link up.
Once you have undertaken the above guide, you should get a message saying “Your NIN has been successfully received. Kindly note that this is subject to verification, as all NINs will be validated by NIMC. Thank you.”
How Do I Link Airtel Sim to NIN?
Here are the steps you need to take to easily add your NIN to your Airtel mobile number:
- First of all, you will need to power on your mobile device it is not on already
2. Next, you will need to dial *346# to retrieve your NIN.
3. Lastly, you will need to dial *121*1#
If you want to submit your nin using the airtel online portal, you can visit the airtel online portal.
Those are the steps you will need to easily link your NIN to your airtel mobile number. It is that simple and easy to follow.
How Do I Link 9mobile Sim to NIN?
If you are among the 9mobile subscribers, here are the few steps you need to follow to easily add your NIN to your number:
1. Get your device powered on
2. Once you are done with the above step, the next step is to dial *346# to get your NIN.
2. Lastly, dial *200*8# to submit your NIN.
If on the other hand, you want to submit to the online 9mobile NIN platform, you can head over to the 9mobile online portal.
Those are the processes you will need to follow to easily get your NIN linked to your 9mobile number.
How Do I Link your Glo Phone Number with NIN?
Glo subscribers can follow the below guide to figure out how to add their NIN to their numbers:
- If your device is off, power it on
- Next, you will need to dial *346# to retrieve your NIN.
- Lastly, you will need to do SMS UPDATENIN NIN Firstname Lastname to 109.
Peradventure you want to submit NIN through the Glo online portal, you can easily get that done by visiting the online platform.
It is important to note here that the NIN submitted will be verified against NIMC database. You will be contacted if there are any issues with this verification for re-validation.
Don’t Have your NIN?
Here is how to go about getting your NIN.
step 1: Visit the NIMC enrolment centers list and identify the closest one to you.
step 2: Visit the enrolment center and register.
step 3: Get your NIN, then use any of the procedures above to link up.
What is NIN?
If you don’t already know, it is an acronym for National Identification Number. Like in some topics where the teacher says a term is “self-explanatory”, I hope you get the idea now. With your NIN, the Nigerian government can track you for different reasons/ purposes.
What is NIMC?
This is another acronym that stands for National Identity Management Commission, and the body operates and regulates matters of national identification in Nigeria. In essence, NIMC is in charge of your National ID Registration; Verification; Renewal; Issuance, and other needs and duties as regards the NIN.
The Federal Govt’s Directive/ NCC Action:
- The federal government bars the registration and activation of new SIM cards.
- NCC has instructed mobile operators in Nigeria to stop the sales of SIM cards. This is to facilitate the audit of the SIM database.
- The need to harmonize the disparate data in the country. As the present situation affects old and existing SIM card owners who might have genuine reasons to purchase and register a new SIM card, there is a need to harmonize the SIM database to avoid a recurrence of this situation in the future.
- There is no specific duration for the SIM card auditing period.
Deadline To Link Your NIN To Your Phone Number:
The federal government of Nigeria has initially announced that the linking of NIN to phone numbers by SIM card users will be carried out for a period of two weeks which commenced on 16th Dec 2020.
Thus, the deadline for the submission of NIN by SIM card users is 30th Dec 2020. Starting from 1st Jan 2021 any SIM card without a confirmed NIN linked to it is to be deactivated and blocked.
However, this deadline has been shifted to April 2021.
In view of the above, all Nigerian citizens who possess a SIM card registered in Nigeria are advised and expected to submit their National Identification Number using their mobile, for confirmation before the deadline.
How To Get Your NIN:
Your NIN is an 11 digits code that can be found on the slip that was issued to you during your NIN registration. Alternatively, you can dial *346# on your mobile to retrieve your NIN. You can access your NIN after dialing that code on MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, or Glo SIM cards.
How To Link Your NIN To Your Phone Numbers Before The Deadline:
Linking your NIN to your phone numbers has been made easy, all you need to do is follow these quick steps.
For MTN Subscribers: dial *785#. After dialing the code, please follow the instructions.
Airtel Subscribers: dial *121*1# and follow the next set of instructions.
Glo Subscribers: text UPDATENIN, NIN, First Name, Last Name to ‘109’.
9mobile Subscribers: dial *200*8# then follow the instructions.
We can see that the linking of NIN to our phone numbers is not as complicated as some of us thought.
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