Simple steps to link NIN with your number

On the 4th of April 2022, the Federal Government ordered telecommunications companies to bar outgoing calls on mobile lines not linked with the National Identification Number (NIN). This was after subscribers were advised to register their SIM cards with NIN or face the blocking or disconnection of their lines by the end of December 31, 2020. However, some Nigerians who possess NIN are still unsure of how to go about linking their phone numbers to their NIN. Here are the simple steps to link NIN with your phone number.

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Here are a few steps to link your phone number with your NIN:

To link your NIN to an Mtn number, simply dial *785# using the mtn phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;

Dial *785#Your NIN# from the mtn phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.

Visit the Mtn website using your phone or computer.

Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, mtn phone number, NIN, and email address.

Wait for feedback from the network.

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.

Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.

Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

For the other networks, you simply visit the nearest office of your service provider (Glo or 9mobile) to register/link your NIN.

Go with NIN and your SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service provider.

9mobile said it is making effort to develop a system that would make things simple for its customers. You can check your NIN status by dialling *346# from your 9mobile line.

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