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Honourable Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

No more extortions: Pantami Orders Cancellation Of NIN Retrieval Charges

Pantami has ordered the immediate cancellation of all  NIN retrieval charges across all networks


IT News Nigeria:

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to remove the N20 USSD fee imposed on subscribers for NIN retrieval requests.

In a press release signed by the Spokesperson to the Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Uwa Suleiman (Mrs) she said that the Minister’s directive which takes immediate effect, is an intervention aimed at making the process easier and affordable. In a letter conveying the implementation of the directive, the Executive Vice Chairman NCC and the Director General of NIMC, informed Dr Pantami that the relevant authorities had met with, and negotiated a waiver with the Mobile Network Operators in that regard.

Stranded students seeking registration at NIMC Office, Alausa, Ikeja Lagos last year. (Photo: IT News Nigeria)

“By this waiver, all Nigerians, subscribers and applicants can access the service using the *346# code for their NIN retrieval at no charge for the duration of the NIN/SIM Card integration exercise, Uwa Suleiman said.

It will be recalled that the Federal Government had earlier directed that all National Identification Numbers be integrated with Subscriber Identification Modules for security purposes.

The Minister appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders and encouraged them to continue to sacrifice more for national interest. – SWIFT REPORTERS

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