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National ID: Minister Orders Cancellation Of NIN Retrieval Charges 




The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to remove the N20 USSD fee imposed on subscribers for NIN retrieval requests.

This directive was issued in a statement signed by the spokesperson to the minister, Uwa Suleiman on Friday, December 18.


Pantami said the directive which takes immediate effect, is an intervention aimed at making the process easier and affordable.

Reacting to the directive, the executive vice-chairman of NCC and the director-general of NIMC, informed Pantami that the relevant authorities had met with, and negotiated a waiver with the mobile network operators.

Pantami said the waiver would enable all Nigerians, subscribers, and applicants to access the service using the *346# code for their NIN retrieval at no charge for the duration of the NIN/SIM card integration exercise.

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