All network operators in Nigeria have been directed to update their subscriber records so their National Identification Numbers (NINs) are captured.
Here are some useful tips on linking your NIN to your SIM registration records.
Forgotten your NIN?
You can dial *346# on your phone to retrieve your NIN.
Alternatively, you can visit any NIMC office close to you.
Note – Your NIN is stored electronically within the chip on your National e-ID card and can only be accessed using an authorised card reader. The number printed on your card is NOT your NIN, it is the Primary Account Number (PAN) used for accessing your card’s payment feature once activated. **
Link your NIN to your Mobile Numbers using the NIMC Mobile ID App
Open the app and log in with your security PIN.
Tap on ‘My Devices’ button on the bottom right part of your dashboard on the app.
Tap on ‘Add Mobile Number’ and input the mobile phone number you wish to link.
Next input the OTP sent to that mobile phone number.
You can link up to seven (7) mobile phone numbers.
Link your NIN to your Airtel Mobile Number
Or you can dial *121*1#
You can also visit an Airtel service centre close to you.
Link your NIN to your MTN Mobile Number
Or you can dial *785#
You can also visit an MTN service centre close to you.
Link your NIN to your Glo Mobile Number
SMS “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName LastName” to 109
You can also visit a Glo service centre close to you.
Link your NIN to your 9mobile Number
Or you can dial *200*8#
You can visit a 9mobile service centre close to you.