Tag Archives: deadline

NIN registration: FG extends  deadline

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for Nigerians to register and link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their SIM cards before February 9, 2021.

This information was posted on the official Twitter handle of the NIMC.

The NIMC had initially given a January 19 deadline for those with NIN and February 9 for those without NIN.

The tweet reads: “All Nigerians and legal residents are advised to enroll for their national identification number (NIN) and link them before February 9th, 2021.

Enroll for your national identification NUMBER (NIN) today!!!

“Please remember, NIN enrollment is FREE.”

Earlier on Tuesday, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) released a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde.

Adinde said at the end of a review meeting on January 18, 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee reported significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.

A total of 47.8 million NINs have been received by the mobile operators, at an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber.

NIN deadline stands, as NCC awaits govt’s advice

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday said it was awaiting the advice of the Federal Government as regards the deadline for the integration of Subscriber Identification Modules with valid National Identity Numbers.

It also stated that the earlier announced deadlines were still in force despite the clamour for extension or outright suspension of the registration process.

Calls for deadline extension were mainly due to the large crowds that gather daily at the various offices of the National Identity Management Commission.

The Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Ikechukwu Adinde, told our correspondent in Abuja that no deadline extension had been approved.

He said, “Right now, apart from the recent information that we made concerning the extension, no further update yet.

“The information on this matter was the one that talked about when we moved the extension to January 19 for those who have NINs and February 9 for those who do not have.”

When probed further on whether there had been moves to either extend or suspend the exercise, Adinde replied, “No, no, no; if you follow the opinion of the public, it is in favour of extending it.

“And then, of course, recently there have been concerns on the effect of COVID-19 and all that. But I am sure government is listening and once we are advised, we will go to the press and announce the new position.

“However, as it is now, we are waiting to see what happens at the end of the day, as the recent deadline extension still stands.”

The Federal Government had declared on December 15, 2020 that after December 30, 2020, all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked.

It later extended the December 30, 2020 deadline following widespread opposition against the earlier announcement and gave three weeks’ extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.

It also gave six week-extension for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021.

Commenting on the development, the National Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet, Olusola Teniola, said the massive crowds at NIMC offices showed that it would be tough to register and integrate all SIMs with valid NINs.

“It is clear that the dates that we are trying to achieve are not going to be met,” he said.

The President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, Ikechukwu Nnamani, said it was obvious that the number of persons without NINs was so large.

WAEC says January 29 is  deadline for WASSCE registration

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC Nigeria, has pegged the deadline for the registration of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for private candidates, 2021-First Series on 29th January, 2021.

This was disclosed over the weekend by the WAEC Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, who confirmed that the report from its Zonal WAEC office, Benin City, Edo State was true.

Mr. Ojijeogu, who explained that this information applies to Nigerians, who want to sit for WASSCE this year, noted that the pin can be gotten from any WAEC office nearest to them.