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NIN Registration Hits 80.7 Million 19 Days After SIM Ban

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Nineteen days after the Nigeria Identity Management Commission barreď about 72 million telecommunication subscribers for failing to be aware the Federal Authorities’s NIN-Subscriber Identity Module policy, the company issued 80.7 million Nationwide Identification Numbers.

The knowledge on the portal of the company showed that the number of NIN issued to Nigerians stands at 80.7 million as of April 23, 2022.

Following the ban, registration for NIN elevated by 4.67 per cent from 77.1 million as of March 21, 2022, to 80.7 million as of April 23, 2022.

In accordance with a breakdown of the facts, about 20.56 million NINs were issued in the North-Western segment of the nation; 20.23 million in the South-West; 13.59 million in the North-Central, 9.96 million in the North-East, 9.34 million in the South-South, and 6.87 million in the South-East.

Settle on that the company on the 4th of April barred about 72.77 million lively telecommunication subscribers from making calls on their SIMs following the enforcement of the Federal Authorities’s SIM-NIN policy.

As of the time of implementing the policy, 125 million subscribers had linked their NINs to their SIMs, whereas 78 million NINs had been issued.

The Chairman, of the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria, Gbenga Adebayo, in an interview with Punch claimed that more subscribers had since submitted their NINs for linkage.

In accordance with him, as more subscribers put up their NINs, the number of oldsters with deactivated traces will cut.

He stated, “I don’t obtain the sizzling statistics, however I will impart the numbers are attempting up. Now we obtain more players, and more folks are submitting their NINs each day as they change into available.

“Issues are attempting up, compliance level has improved considerably, and we’re hoping that as more folks obtain their NINs captured and put up their NINs to operators, folks complaining that their traces are deactivated will naturally ease out. Nevertheless the numbers are attempting up.”

Commenting on the jam of subscribers, the Nationwide Association of Telecoms Subscribers, Adeolu Ogunbanjo, stated that subscribers were mute struggling to obtain their NINs, to link them with their SIMs.

He stated, “There might be mute a protracted technique to head. About 72 million subscribers are mute scuffling with making calls.

“If ALTON says there is an enchancment, I want to imagine it’s on the add side. The uptake capability is mute slack. The operation is cumbersome, other than that, it’s slack. It is mute taking them necessary time to generate NIN. It mute takes about one week to generate a NIN, whilst you happen to are lucky. Most folk that want to obtain their work executed at a somewhat swiftly glide mute obtain to pay. This scenario has birthed a racketeering ring.”

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