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NIN-SIM linkage: NIMC, NCC collaborate

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are collaborating for the enhancement of the National Identification Number (NIN)-SIM linkage.


The NIMC and NCC are to work closely to explore synergies and leverage each other’s expertise and resources.

NIMC and NCC will collaborate to ensure a seamless experience for Nigerian telecommunication subscribers. This includes exploring innovative approaches to facilitate the swift verification and authentication of NINs during SIM registration and activation processes.

Both agencies will collaborate on initiatives aimed at enhancing public awareness and understanding of the NIN-SIM linkage requirements. This includes educational campaigns, training sessions for stakeholders, and the dissemination of accurate information to the public to encourage compliance with the linkage directives.

Furthermore, NIMC will continue to extend its support to NCC by providing assistance in verifying National Identification Numbers (NINs) associated with SIM registrations.

Leveraging NIMC’s robust database and authentication infrastructure, telecommunication operators will validate submitted NINs while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of subscriber data.

Under this arrangement, NIMC and NCC will collaborate on aligning policies and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the seamless integration of NIN-SIM linkage processes within the telecommunications ecosystem.

This includes harmonising data protection and privacy regulations to safeguard the confidentiality and security of subscriber information.

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