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UPDATED: Step-by-step guide to link your NIN with your MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile phone numbers

NIN plus phone number linking

In response to the two-week ultimatum issued by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to Telecom providers operating in Nigeria to ensure all functional SIM cards are linked with National Identity Numbers (NIN), the four major telecom operators have rolled out ways for susbcribers to link their phone lines with their NIN.

OGBONGE NEWS earlier reported that any telecom operator that failed to comply with the directive risked outright withdrawal of its licence or heavy penalty

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Failure of any subscriber to register with NIN will lead to the blocking or disconnection of such lines by the end of December 31, 2020, despite the huge public outcry against the sudden announcement of the policy and short time frame to implement it.

Find below the procedure to link all your mobile numbers with your NIN:

How to link your NIN with your MTN line

To link your NIN with your MTN number simply dial *785*NIN# with the MTN number you want to link. 


How to link your NIN with your GLO line

To link your NIN with your GLO number simply send UPDATENIN NIN FIRSTNAME LASTNAME to 109 with the GLO number you want to link.  

How to link your NIN with your Airtel line

To link your NIN with an Airtel phone number, simply visit www.airtel.com.ng/nin with your mobile device or computer and input the required details. 

How to link your NIN with your 9mobile line

9mobile susbribers may have to wait a bit longer as their telecom provider is still working  to create a system to capture their NIN.

Update (19th Dec., 2020): The wait for 9mobile subscribers is over as 9mobile launches mobile portal to link NIN with your 9mobile GSM number. 

To link your 9mobile GSM number with your NIN simply dial *200*8# or vist 9mobile.com.ng/nin. The telecom company tweted on Saturday:

How to retrieve forgotten NIN

Update (Dec 22, 2020): If you're sure you've registered with NIMC and have been assigned NIN number before but have lost your slip or forgotten your NIN number, this how how to retrieve your NIN number so that you can link it with your other phone numbers:

Dial *346# on your primary phone number (usually your oldest serving phone number). This should return your NIN number which you can now link with your other phone numbers. 

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Step-by-step guide to link your NIN with your MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile phone numbers