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How To Link Your Phone Number With Your NIN




Telecommunication companies in Nigeria have provided simple processes for subscribers to link the lines with their National Identity Numbers (NIN).

This follows a directive given by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to the telecommunications operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with (NIN).

National ID: This is how to link your phone numbers with NIN (see steps)

Failure to link the lines to the NIN of the owners will lead to the lines being blocked or disconnected by December 31, 2020.

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

For MTN users, simply dial *785# and get it done in few seconds or Visit

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

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

2. Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.

3. 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.

Glo users can link their line by sending ‘UPDATE NIN FirstName and LastName’ to 109.

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

Subscribers are to go along with NIN and your SIM pack. If you do not have your SIM pack, you probably should be prepared to swear an affidavit.


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