How to update MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9mobile Sim Cards in Nigeria with NIN

It is now mandatory for MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9mobile Subscribers to update their Sim Cards with National Identity Number (NIN) within 2 weeks or your personal Sim Card will be blocked. Latest news update in Nigeria;

It is no longer news that your personal Sim Card will be blocked if you fail to update your Sim Cards with National Identity Number (NIN) as an order from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to all telecommunications to block all SIM Cards without National Identity Number (NIN).

This article is specifically on how to update and upgrade your sim card with National Identity Number (NIN). From 16th of December 2020, all MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9mobile users are to start updating their SIM CARDS via their Network providers.

Our viewers, there is need to update your SIM Card to be on a safer side and for it not to be blocked.

Steps to update MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9mobile Sim Cards

Following the earlier directive on the suspension of new SIM Cards registration by network operators, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) through Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) instructs all network providers to block all SIMs without National Identification Numbers (NIN) in two weeks.

The affected Network includes – MTN, Airtel, GLO, 9mobile and others.

Requirements to update MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9mobile Sim Cards in Nigeria with NIN

The requirements are not much, go with your National ID Card by NIMC

How to register MTN/GLO/Airtel and 9mobile Sim Cards with National Identity Number

To Link your SIM CARDs to NIN, you must register NIMC online to have NIN Number, to register successfully with National Identity Number follow this steps below. Register here.

  • Visit your Network Provider Office (MTN, Airtel, GLO, 9mobile etc. office) very close to you
  • Go with your National Identity Card (NIN)
  • Tell them to update your information in your SIM with your NIN Number

Please note better; Online Sim Card Registation are yet to commence. Do Manuel Registration First to avoid had i know.

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