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101 Million Subscribers Risk Disconnection As SIM-NIN Deadline Nears

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Over 101 million telecommunication subscribers risk disconnection if the December 31 deadline for the National Identity Number and Subscriber Identity Module data verification is not extended.

A source in the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria told our correspondent on Friday that only about 90 million subscribers had linked their SIMs to their NINs.

According to the source, the association and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, are currently discussing the likelihood of an extension.
The President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria.

Ikechukwu Nnamani, said the government would review its activities before deciding on whether to extend the deadline.

According to the President of the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers, Adeolu Ogunbanjo, an extension is necessary until 80 per cent of subscribers have been captured under the SIM-NIN exercise.

Pantami had on December 10, 2021 said over 70 million unique NINs had been captured.

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