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NIN: No Deadline Extension has been approved-NCC

Following the panic over the ultimatum given by the federal government for the integration of Subscriber Identification Modules (MIM) with valid National Identity Numbers (NIN), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that no extension deadline has been approved. .

The commission said that its awaiting the advice of the federal government to take the final decision on whether to stay with the already approved deadline or extend it based on the covid-19 pandemic.

The earlier announced deadlines were still in force despite the clamour for extension or outright suspension of the registration process.

The report stated that calls for deadline extension were mainly due to the large crowds that gather daily at the various offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

In a chat with newsmen, the director, public affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, said that no deadline extension had been approved.

According to him, “Right now, apart from the recent information that we made concerning the extension, no further update yet.

“The information on this matter was the one that talked about when we moved the extension to January 19 for those who have NINs and February 9 for those who do not have.”

He said he is in support of extending the exercise for Nigerians to be able to register.

The federal government had given six week-extension for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020, to February 9, 2021.

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