The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has commended the Nigerian government for extending the deadline for subscribers with National Identification Number (NIN) to link it to their SIM registration data from 19thJanuary to 9thFebruary 2021.
ALTON is the umbrella body for licensed telecom operators including MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile.
“We want to thank President [Muhammadu Buhari] for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We are also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy,”said ALTON’s Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo and Publicity Secretary, Damian Udeh in a statement issued in Lagos this week.
“To ensure that we utilize the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM Cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enrol are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ngfor a list of enrolment centres close to them,” the statement added.