How To Register Your Sim Card In Nigeria

By | August 23, 2022

If you have been looking for ways to register your sim card in Nigeria without any stress, kindly read along as we delve into the sim registration subject.

I am going to walk you through the necessities you need to know in order to register your sim card in Nigeria if you do not have a fair understanding of the process.

SIM Registration In Nigeria

In order to manage identities and security, the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) registration initiative compels all mobile phone users in Nigeria to register their SIM cards with their local mobile network operators. Its primary goal is to collect subscriber identity information and the NCC has done all its best to send it to the  urban and rural sections of the nation,

The directive to make the NIN mandatory for the SIM registration process is said to have been given by President Muhammadu Buhari after reviewing and making improvements to the policy. President Muhammadu Buhari Personal Assistant, Bashir Ahmad made the revelation via Twitter.

Information Requirement to Register your NIN

  • Full Name.
  • Mobile Number.
  • NIN Number.
  • Email Address.
  • Date of birth (DOB).

To retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN), Dial *346#.

How To Connect Your National Identification Number To Airtel Number

The following steps outlined below is the process to link our Airtel number.

  • Dial *121*1#
  • You then enter your 11-digit National Identification Number.
  • For valid verification, you will notice a window pop up and an SMS message.

How To Link Your National Identification Number To Glo Number

You can link the National Identification Number by sending a text message to 109. The following is the process.

Send ” UpdateNIN, NIN, First name, Last Name ” to 109

E.g. UPDATENIN [space] 14567815301 [space] Uche [space] John

How To Link Your National Identification Number To MTN Number

You can follow two ways to connect your National Identification Number to your Mtn Number. The steps are:

  • The Mobile Shortcode
  • The MTN Website

Mobile Short Code

Follow these steps to register your NIN via the MTN Shortcode:

    • Send after pressing *785#.
    • You will see a window that asks you to enter your 11-digit national identification number. Send after entering your 11-digit national identification number.
    • The phrase “your NIN has been successfully received” will appear in a window.

    MTN Website

    To register your NIN on the MTN website, go through these steps:

    • Go to the Customer NIN Capture website:
    • Enter your MTN number
    • Enter your NIN number.
    • Enter your email address
    • Click submit.

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