Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Isa Pantami has extended the ongoing Subscriber Identification Module and National Identity Number linkage exercise till June 30.
This was announced in a statement jointly signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde; and the Head, Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission, Káyọ̀dé Adegoke.
The ministry also disclosed that 54 million SIM cards have been linked with NIN.
The extension is to give Nigerians more time to perform the exercise.
Recall that the Federal Government had earlier extended the NIN-SIM linkage deadline to April 6, 2021 following a widespread protested that greeted the initial time line.
The deadline was again extended to May 2021 before the latest extension.