Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has revealed more easy ways by which citizens can link their National Identification Number to their SIM cards.
Speaking on Channels TV Programme Politics today, the minister revealed that seven SIM cards can be linked to just one NIN without an issue.
Pantami noted that, so long one has his/her National Identity Management Commission number, there is no need to visit registration centres for a long queue.
“We developed an app, when you go online, you will see it. That app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download it without visiting any office. You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one.
I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalisation,” Pantami noted.
The minister explained further that the ministry and NIMC are putting heads together on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the onward linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission.
Speaking on the effect of the second wave of COVID-19 across the states, Pantami said the ministry, “NIMC and telecommunication operators would review the entire NIN linkage to SIM cards by network users should the Federal Government impose a fresh lockdown amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.”