Here’s How to Link Your Phone Number With Your NIN

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been given a directive to disconnect all lines that are not linked to the National Identity Number (NIN) by December 31st.

Failure to do so before the deadline will lead to your line being blocked or disconnected.

What is NIN?

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says NIN is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment. Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

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As such if you do not have it, you have to visit the nearest NIMC office to register as soon as possible.

How to Get your NIN?

If you have registered for your NIN, you should have your slip with you.

However, if you have misplaced it, you have to pay a token of N500 through REMITA at any bank nearest to you; provide your Remita Teller to any NIMC Enrolment Centre (ERC) near you and request for a NIN slip print.

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How to Get your NIN?

If you have registered for your NIN, you should have your slip with you.

However, if you have misplaced it, you have to pay a token of N500 through REMITA at any bank nearest to you; provide your Remita Teller to any NIMC Enrolment Centre (ERC) near you and request for a NIN slip print.

Alternatively, you can use the NIMC USSD service to retrieve it by following these steps:

  • dial *346#
  • from the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number you enrolled with for your number
  • follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs
  • note that using this service attracts a N20 (twenty naira) fee-only (deducted from your phone credit balance).

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