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How to link your NIN to more than one phone number in Nigeria

Hi there! Welcome to SamTechBlog, your go-to source for all things tech. Today we’re going to walk you through the process of linking your NIN to more than one phone number in Nigeria. This is an important process to understand, as it allows you to access a range of government services and benefits. So let’s get started.

First, we should note that this process is managed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the government agency responsible for issuing and managing national identity cards in Nigeria.

Reasons why the govt wants you to link NIN to your signal

There are a few reasons why the Nigerian government wants you to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your Subscriber Identity Module (SIM).

Firstly, it will help to reduce fraud and other crimes related to identity theft. It will make it easier for the government to provide social services and benefits to citizens.

Secondly, it will help the government to better track and understand the population of Nigeria and it will also help the government to keep track of international travelers entering and leaving the country.

Thirdly, the main reason behind the requirement for the National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) linkage is to enable the Nigerian government create a comprehensive database of its citizens. This database can be used to track and verify the identity of individuals, and it can also help to combat crime and terrorism. Additionally, the NIN-SIM linkage makes it easier for citizens to access government services and benefits, as well as private sector services. It also makes it easier for the government to contact citizens in case of emergencies or other important announcements.

How to link your NIN to more than one phone number

Before we start the process of linking your National Identity Card to more than one phone number, you’ll need a few things. First, you’ll need a valid National Identity Card. Second, you’ll need access to the NIMC website. And third, you’ll need a phone number that is not already linked to your National Identity Card. Once you have all of these things, we can get started.

Step 1: Go to the NIMC website and click on the “Link Your Phone Number” link.

Step 2: Enter your National Identity Card number and your phone number in the required fields.

Step 3: Click the “Verify” button. You will then receive an OTP (one-time password) on the phone number you entered.

Step 4: Enter the OTP into the verification field on the NIMC website.

Step 5: Click the “Submit” button. Once you have successfully submitted your OTP, your phone number will be linked to your National Identity Card.

You’ve successfully linked your National Identity Card to more than one phone number in Nigeria.

How to link your NIN to any network provider in Nigeria

Customers can link their National ID card to their mobile lines by following the steps below, depending on their network provider:

MTN: Dial *785# using the phone number you want to link with your NIN, enter your National ID card number when prompted after that a confirmation message will be sent to you once the NIN has been successfully linked.

GLO: Dial *109# using the phone number you want to link with your NIN after dialing the code, select option “1” (Link NIN to Sim) from the menu and enter your NIN when prompted.

After completing these steps, your NIN will be successfully linked to your GLO mobile line.

AIRTEL: Dial *121# using the phone number you want to link with your NIN and select option “2” (Link NIN) and enter your NIN.

9MOBILE: Dial *200# using the phone number you want to link with your NIN and select option “1” (Link NIN) and enter your NIN.

It is important to note that you must have an active data plan or airtime credit on your line in order to complete the process.

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