November 30, 2022
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According to a statement from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), everyone is required to connect their NIN (National Identification Number) to their SIM card. But how can you connect your Airtel SIM to your NIN?

Do not worry; we are here to assist you with linking your Airtel Sim to NIN, MTN Sim to NIN, 9mobile to NIN, GLO to NIN, and your NIN number if you have already registered for NIMC.

Why should you link your SIM card to NIN?

Okay, let’s start with that question; why should I link my NIN to my SIM card? All SIM users have been given a two-week ultimatum to associate their National Identity Number (NIN) with their phone numbers. If you don’t, the SIM card will be blocked from making or receiving calls. Also, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, promises to block the SIM without proper registration.

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According to the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, telecom operators who did not adhere to the directive ran the risk of their license being immediately revoked or a heavy fine.

How to Link Your NIN to Your Phone Number – MTN Users

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Option 1: Link MTN to NIN Online

To Link your NIN with your MTN phone number, complete the following steps:

  • Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ with your phone or computer.
  • Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
  • Submit the form once you are done.

Wait for feedback from the network in a few days.

Option 2: Link MTN to NIN with USSD

Follow the steps below to link your NIN to your MTN SIM card using USSD:

  • Dial * 785 # using the MTN you want to link to.
  • Type 1 for “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and submit.
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN and submit.

Wait for the network to confirm your submission. You may get a message saying ‘Network Error.’ Don’t panic if you do! Just wait a while and try again.

How To Link Airtel Sim To NIN

Follow the steps below to associate your NIN with your Airtel phone number:

  • Dial * 121 # on the Airtel line you wish to link.
  • Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN and submit.

Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, please wait a while and try again.

How to Link Your NIN to Your Phone Number – Glo and 9mobile

For now, Glo and 9Mobile have not yet started sim-linking with NIN. Once they start, we will update this post to show the steps you need to follow to link.

  • To prepare yourself to pair your NIN with your phone number, do the following:
  • Visit a NIMC office near you and apply for your national ID card if you haven’t already done so
  • Register and obtain your temporary ID card, which will contain your NIN
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Keep your NIN information in a safe place so that you can provide it when needed.

How To Check The NIN On Your Phone

Okay, can I use my phone to check my NIN number? How can I obtain my NIN on my phone as I don’t know where to put my NIMC card? NIM (National Identity Management Commission) has a solution for you, so don’t be concerned.

Nigerians were instructed by the National Identity Management Commission to dial * 346 # in order to obtain their NIN number for NIM SIM registration. Only # 20 will be deducted from your available balance for this procedure. However, you can only do this on the phone number that you used to register for the NIMC card.

How can you register for NIMC if you haven’t done so already? We have a remedy, and so do you;

How To Register NIN Number For SIM Registration

Step 1: Complete the online NIMC pre-registration form

Complete the online NIMC Pre-Enrollment form on the NIMC portal https://penrol.nimc.gov.ng/loginForm.tpl.html.php.

Enter the correct information for all mandatory fields on the form. Download and print your Pre Enrollment Slip.

Step 2: Submit your application

Visit the nearest NIMC registration center with any of the following original and valid supporting documents. Enrollment Center will direct you to where your Enrollment Officer will verify the details on your application. The Enrollment Officer will guide you to continue capturing biometric data and receive a transaction ID slip.

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Step 3: Collect your NIN

The National Identification Number (NIN) slip is issued within 2 to 3 business days. In some cases, NIN’s release may take a little longer to validate the details for NIMC. Keep the transaction ID slip safe for the NIN Slip collection.

Conclusion – Take NIN Linking to Phone Number Seriously.

Do the correct things immediately, before it’s too late, to avoid having your SIM card disabled by the federal government, which takes this information seriously.

We hope the information we provided has made it easier for you to connect your phone number to NIN, MTN, and Airtel. If yes, you should share the information with someone else by posting it to your social media profiles.

Thanks.