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Don’t Allow your NIN to be Linked to Another Person’s SIM – NCC Warns Subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has strongly warned telecoms
consumers to ensure they do not allow their National Identification Number (NIN) to be
linked to another person’s Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, no matter how close
the person is to them.

The Commission gave the warning during its third run Telecom Consumer Town Hall on
Radio (TCTHR) programme, broadcast live on Human Rights Radio, 101.1 FM in Abuja
recently. The event was hosted on the platform of ‘NCC Digital Signature on Radio’.
The NCC Digital Signature on Radio is the flagship radio programme of the Commission
created to educate the general public on the mandates of the Commission and for
sharing salient, consumer-centric and up-to-date information on how NCC is delivering
on its mandates.

Speaking during the radio programme focused on ‘the Benefits of NIN-SIM Integration’,
NCC’s Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Efosa Idehen, said “On no account should a
telecom consumer, however circumstanced, allow another person to register a SIM with
another person’s NIN.”

Idehen said compliance with this advice will protect the true owner of the NIN from any
liabilities or negative consequences arising from the use of other person’s SIM.
“If the person, whose SIM is linked to your line use his own SIM to commit crimes or any
form of atrocities, it is easy to be traced to you and then, you will be dealt with because
the SIM is linked to your NIN”, he said.

During the phone-in segment of the radio programme, which lasted two hours,
consumers within Nigeria and in the diaspora, especially from the United Kingdom (UK),
Russia and neighbouring countries like Ghana, among others, were able to call and get
clarifications on concerns they had regarding the ongoing NIN-SIM integration in
Nigeria.

Discussions largely focused on educating consumers on NIN and its purpose, process
of obtaining NIN, why consumers are being asked to submit their NIN to their Mobile
Network Service Providers, the benefits of NIN-SIM linkage, relationship between NIN
and Bank Verification Number (BVN) registration, the step-by-step approach to linking
NIN to SIM, and the role and uses of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)
*346# in the NIN-SIM integration activities.

Efosa was joined in the studio by NCC’s Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde,
who was represented by an Assistant Director in the department, Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan;
and a Deputy Director, Projects Department of NCC, Mrs. Nnenna Ukoha, who jointly
educated consumers on the various aspects of NIN-SIM integration exercise.
Other panelists include NCC’s Head, Consumer Information and Education, Mistura
Aruna; Head, Corporate Communication, National Identity Management Commission
(NIMC), Kayode Adegoke, as well as representatives of mobile operators, including
MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9Mobile.

During the radio programme, telecoms consumers were reminded repeatedly of the
October 31, 2021 deadline for NIN-SIM integration. The Federal Government had
extended the deadline earlier giving for the completion of the NIN-SIM linkage to 31st
October 2021.

The two-hour discussion programme, which was also livestreamed on the social media,
recorded broader participation than its forerunners due to a combination of the regular
radio listenership with viewership on Human Rights Radio’s social media assets.
Thus, it achieved NCC’s objective of using a mass medium to expand its reach to telecom
consumers to enhance their protection through information sharing, and education in
order to improve the quality of consumer experience with telecom services in Nigeria.

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