Nigeria: We’ve so far registered 51m for NIN, 189m SIM cards – Minister

Published: 1/Apr/2021
Source: The Vanguard (Abuja)

The Federal Government says it has so far enrolled 51million citizens for the National Identification Number (NIN) as at March 31, 2021.

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, made this known at the weekly Presidential Media briefing organized by the Presidential Communication Media Team in Abuja on Thursday. He also revealed that about 189 million subscribers of the Identification Module (SIM) had been registered in the country.

According to the minister, only 150 million out of the 189 million have successfully completed their registration while the remaining have problems of improper registration. Pantami reminded all citizens to enroll for the NIN, warning that those yet to obtain the NIN risk seven or 14 years imprisonment as stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2021