Abike Dabiri-Erewa has directed Nigerians abroad to visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission to enable them to register for the National Identity Number.
The chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, in a tweet on Monday, noted that the details of the agents who are accredited to register Nigerians for NIN can be found on the website.
“Nigerians abroad should visit NIMC website http://nimc.gov.ng for details of their agents accredited to register Nigerians abroad all over the world,” she tweeted.
Abike’s statement was aimed at assisting Nigerian abroad from being blocked from communicating with their sims after the Nigerian Communication Commission ordered telecommunications companies to block mobile phone SIM cards that are not linked to NIN.
The NCC had given the companies a duration of two weeks before implementing the suspension on SIM cards whose owners fail to provide NIN.
The deadline was on Monday (today) extended as revealed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in a statement titled, ‘Extension of Registration Period and Cancellation of USSD and Verification Fees’.
This was after a meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, and attended by major stakeholders in the telecommunications sector.
Resolutions reached gave “Three (3) weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from 30th December 2020 to 19th January 2021; and Six (6) weeks extension for subscribers without NIN from 30th December 2020 to 9th February 2021.”