Nigeria reports over 2.6 mln NIN-sim monthly enrolments

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | 13:54 CET | News
The Nigerian government says the current number of monthly enrolments for NIN-Sim (National Identification Number- Sim) data linkage has increased significantly to about 2.6 million registrations, reports CommunicationsWeek. Based on the updates of the NIN-registration process, over 51 million people have been assigned NINs. There are also many people who have enrolled and are in the process of being assigned NINs.

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