By Tosh Micheal
The Federal Government has extended the deadline day of the ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration exercise by eight weeks, the Federal Government announced on Tuesday morning.
The new deadline date is now said to be the 6th of April 2021.
Recall that on December 15, 2020, the Federal Government declared that after December 30, 2020, all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked.
It later extended the December 30, 2020 deadline following widespread opposition against the earlier announcement and gave three weeks’ extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021 has now been extended by further eight weeks.