Despite security concerns, FG again extends NIN-SIM link deadline by three months.
The Federal Government’s extension of the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) card verification exercise by another three months has been greeted with mixed feelings. This fresh extension comes just a day before the old deadline that was set to expire today.
While some industry stakeholders applauded the extension, others queried the rationale behind earlier deadlines that subjected people to mental stress before they could get their NIN-SIM registered, verified and linked.
The new extension announced by government, yesterday, makes it the sixth time since the first deadline of December 30, 2020.