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Following the directives from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Nigerians have been directed to link up their National Identification Number (NIN) with their various communication lines such as Glo, Airtel, MTN and 9mobile.

Here are the steps below to link up your NIN with your SIM:

GLO

For Glo users here is how you can link your NIN to your Glo SIM.

What you need/Requirements:

  • Full Name
  • Glo Number
  • National identification Number (NIN) number

Follow these simple steps to link up your Glo sim:

1. Open Text Message

2. Type ‘Update NIN, NIN, FirstName LastName‘ to 109 E.g UPDATENIN 104345278963 James Adeyemi

3. Send to 109

MTN

For MTN users following NCC instructions here is how you can link up your National Identification Number (NIN) to your MTN line.

What you need/Requirements:

  • Full Name
  • MTN Number
  • NIN Number
  • Email Address

Follow these simple steps to link up your MTN Line:

1. Visit the link below

CUSTOMER NIN CAPTURE
https://mtnonline.com/nim/

2. Fill In your MTN number

3. Fill In your NIN Number

4. Fill In Your email number

5. Submit

An OTP will be sent to your registered number for verification immediately.

Making use of MTN shortcode

  1. Dial *785#
  2. A window will pop-up
  3. Then input your 11 digit NIN number and send
  4. Await a confirmation message.

Airtel

For Airtel users here is how you can link up your NIN with your Airtel line.

What you need/Requirements:

  • Airtel Number
  • NIN Number

Follow these simple steps to link up your Airtel Line:

1. Dial *121#

2. Press 1

3. Press 1 Again

4. Fill In Your NIN Number

5. Send

A message will be sent to you to confirm your details.

9mobile

For 9mobile users

  1. Visit the link below
  2. www.9mobile.com.ng/nin
  3. Click on verify and link your NIN now
  4. Enter your phone number
  5. An OTP will be sent to your line
  6. Input your OTP

How to retrieve your NIN

TIP: For those who misplaced their NINs, the National Communication Commission (NCC) has provided a short code for the populace to be able to check their National Identification Number (NIN) on their mobile device. To check your NIN dial *346#

Note: You can retrieve your NIN on the line you used when you registered for your National Identification Number (NIN).

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