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Without NIN,no access to passports, driving licence – NCC

NCC vice chairman, Prof. Umaru Danbatta
NCC vice chairman, Prof. Umaru Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed that the October 31 deadline for National Identity Numbers(NIN) Linking with their Subscriber Identity Modules remains unassailable.

It also revealed that, Nigerians without NIN would soon be restricted from acquiring driving licences and passports.

The commission disclosed at the NCC Digital Signature radio programme, which transmitted the second episode of Telecoms Consumer Town Hall on Radio (live on a radio station in Lagos to discuss benefits of NIN-SIM integration, tori4africa learnt.

This was disclosed in a statement titled ‘NIN-SIM Integration: NCC sensitises telecom consumers on October 31 Deadline’ signed by NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, on Wednesday.

Statement 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.

Speaking during the live programme, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, advised Nigerians to make use of the extension of the NIN-SIM integration exercise to October 31, 2021, to enrol with NIMC, get their NINs and link them to their SIMs, it added.

According to Adinde;

Soon, people without NIN will be denied of necessary services that play vital roles in their lives including acquisition of driving licence, passport.

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