The Federal Government has extended the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification.
The information is contained in a statement issued on Saturday and jointly signed by the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, and the Head, Corporate Communications at Nigeria Identity Management Commission, Kayode Adegoke.
The statement titled ‘FG Extends NIN-SIM verification deadline to 31st october, 2021 as focus shifts to remote and hard-to-reach areas, schools and health centres’ stated that the reason for the extension was due to request by stakeholders to ensure registration gets to hard-to-reach areas as well as outside the country.
“The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for NIN-SIM data verification to the 31st of October, 2021.
“The decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard-to-reach remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and address low enrolments in schools and hospitals, as evidenced by enrolment statistics,” the statement read.
It further revealed 59.8 million unique NIN enrolments have been captured since the enrolment process began.