MTN, Globacom Begins NIN Enrollment In Lagos, Abuja, PH

 Yemisi Izuora

MTN has commenced enrollment for National Identification Number.

MTN’s Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso Aina, told the media that the telco had secured Nigerian Identity Management Commission licence for NIN enrollment and had begun enrollment at some of its centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

He noted that MTN had invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC standard.

He also assured that the number of locations would increase with time.

Aina said, “We have commenced enrollment for NIN at a limited number of locations.

“This number will rise as certification and other dependencies on the Nigerian Identity Management Commission for roll-out of such locations are addressed.

“We have applied for and secured NIMC licence for enrollment. Additionally, we have invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC standard

We continue to work with NIMC, NCC and other stakeholders towards resolution of issues which are outside our control, but are nevertheless key dependencies for further roll-out.”

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, said in a matter of weeks every operator would start NIN enrollment.

He noted that operators had commenced preparatory arrangements in the regard of procurement, licensing and deployment

Adebayo said, “There are still administrative issues that are now being concluded.

“There were procurement issues which was taking a little bit of time to start, but once operators start, we’ll ensure that the enrollment would commence and be wrapped with full speed.”

Adebayo added that regardless of the difference in time, the entire industry were all committed to the exercise

Nigerians have been crowding NIMC registration centres in the bid to beat the Federal Government’s February 9 deadline for integration of subscribers’ numbers with their NINs.

This prompted NIMC to license the telcos and other entities to provide identity numbers to those that have not been able to secure their own from the limited registration centers.

Also, Telecoms service provider, Globacom, announced on Friday the commencement of National Identification Number (NIN) registration in its retail outlets across the country.

Globacom commenced the enrollment exercise following the license it secured from Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to cover NIN enrollment for all eligible Nigerians.

The company also stated its support for Government’s efforts to create a secure and sustainable industry and reiterated its commitment to ensuring customers have uninterrupted experience on its network.

“We have deployed devices aligned with NIMC standards across several Gloworld outlets and are making immediate arrangements for our other centers across the country to commence. Our objective is to create more opportunities for Nigerians who are yet to enroll for their NIN to do so more conveniently”, the statement read.

Glo subscribers who already have their NIN but are yet to link them with their mobile numbers can do so by simply texting their NIN to 109. Alternatively, they may dial *109# to submit their NIN. Customers can also call 109 to update their NIN via voice call.

For further enquiries, Glo urged subscribers to contact its customer contact channels or visit https://www.gloworld.com/ng/nin for further support.

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