Federal government has extended the deadline for the provision of National Identification Number (NIN), by telecommunication service subscribers to 19th January for those with NIN and 9th February, 2021 for those without NIN.
Aliyu Aziz, Director-General, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, made this known in a press statement on Monday after a meeting held by National Task Force on National Identification Number, NIN.
The statement said Three (3) weeks extension has been given to subscribers with NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 19th January, 2021. while Six (6) weeks extension was given to subscribers without NIN from 30th December, 2020 to 9th February, 2021.
The statement further reads “NIMC has provided strategies to enable citizens attend the registration in full compliance with Covid-19 protocols – particularly the use of facemasks which remains mandatory and maintenance of social distancing”
” USSD and verification charges remain suspended during these extensions.”