A lot of the Nigeria Citizen has been searching on the internet on how to link NIN to sim card, we’ll guide you through in this article.
The Nigeria Federal Government issued an order on Monday requiring telecommunications companies to restrict outgoing calls on mobile lines that are not linked to a National Identification Number (NIN).
This came after subscribers were advised to register their SIM cards with NIN or risk having their lines blocked or disconnected, which users won’t be able to call or access the internet.
However, some Nigerians are still unable to link NIN to Sim Card, below are steps you should follow to link NIN successfully to your Sim Card.
How to Check NIN
- To Link your NIN to sim card you must have enrolled for National Identification Number (NIN) at any official Centres.
- After Enrolling you will wait for 24hours to get your NIN ready.
- Then visit the centre you enrolled for your NIN to get the paper slip.
- To Retrieve your NIN dial *346# then proceed linking to your sim card.
How to Link NIN to MTN Number
Follow the procedure linking NIN to your MTN number, dial *785#, then Enter the 11 digit of your NIN and click submit.
The second procedure go straight forward, Dial *785# your NIN#. i.e *785*081***#. After it’s dial, you’ll receive an sms immediately.
How to Link NIN to GLO Number
All glo users are recommended to follow the procedure linking their nin to their SIM, Send UpdateNIN (put space) NIN (put space) First name (put space) and Last Name to 109 via sms
How to link NIN to Airtel Number
If you want to link your NIN to your Airtel Number follow the procedure, dial *121*1#, Input your 11 digit NIN, make sure it’s correct and then click the “okay button” .
How to link NIN to 9mobile Number
If you want to link your NIN to your sim and you are making use of 9mobile, visit https://9mobile.com.ng/nin, click on the green space with ‘verify and link your NIN now’, enter your mobile number and fill the requirements before clicking the submit button.
Not all people have access to the Internet before accessing the 9mobile website to link it to a sim card, users can follow these procedures to link it NIN to 9mobile Number: dial *996#, press option 2, to link NIN. If you want to check if you have successfully linked it, press option 3, your information will display.
NOTE: When dialling most of the above code make sure the number you want to link to NIN is on your mobile phone
Reason Why Sim Card is Link to NIN
The Nigerian government is currently dealing with security issues, which they have done everything possible to address. Recently, the government has introduced a dynamic system that requires citizens to link their national identification number to each sim card, allowing them to track location and other information to ensure everyone’s safety.