The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has revealed that Nigerians can link up to seven SIM cards to one National Identification Number (NIN) using a Mobile App recently launched by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
While speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, Pantami said; “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,” he said.
Pantami said the ministry and NIMC are working on transforming the NIN enrolment process and the subsequent linkage to SIM cards as required by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
KanyiDaily recalls that the NCC had asked all telecoms firms to disconnect the SIM cards of all persons who have not integrated their NIN with their phone lines by January 19, 2021.