The Federal Government has announced the extension of the deadline for linking Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) with valid National Identification Number (NIN) by a month.

The extension was announced on Friday in a statement issued in Abuja by the spokesperson of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke.

The deadline was extended from April 6, 2021, to May 6, 2021, after participants at the meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on NIN-SIM data linkage agreed to have an extension of the process.

The statement read in part, “The meeting took place on Thursday, April 1, 2021, and approval was given to extend the period of the NIN-SIM linkage to the 6th of May, 2021.

“The request for the extension was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and he endorsed it.”

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