How to Link Your National Identity Number with your MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile in 30 Seconds
You may get messages about the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) order that every Sim Card owner must link it with National Identity Number (NIN) or the line will be blocked in 2 weeks.
Don’t worry about this, today you would learn how to Link Your National Identity Number with your MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile in just 30 Seconds. Read this article till the end.
According to the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad wrote on his Twitter account: “The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile, and others) in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN), the Commission has said in a statement,”
In case you’re wondering how to do this before it’s too late, this post will guide you and help clear your doubt. Here are a few steps to follow if you want to link your phone number with NIN:
How to Link Your NIN with MTN Number
MTN users has two option:
You can link your MTN Sim card with NIN by using USSD, just follow these steps:
> Dial *785# on your phone using the MTN you wish to link with your National Identity Number.
> Type 1 to “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and click send.
> Just Enter your 11–digit NIN and send.
Now, wait for the message about your submission. sometimes you may get a message saying “Network error.” if you received this message, wait and try again later
Second way to link your MTN with NIN is to follow these steps:
Firstly, Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ using your phone or computer
Complete the NIN linking form by entering your first name, last name, phone number, National Identity Number, and email address.
Just Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
Wait for the message from MTN about your application in a couple of days.
How to Link Your NIN with Airtel Number
You can link your Airtel Phone Number with your National Identity Number by following these ways:
Dial *121# on your phone with the Airtel line you wish to link with NIN.
Type 1 to “Enter NIN 11 digit” and send.
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait to receive a message about your submission. in case you get an error message, wait and try again later,
How to Link Your NIN with Glo Number
To link your NIN with your Glo line, follow these steps:
Just send “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName” to 109
E.g UDATENIN 12345678909 Ibrahim Haruna
Wait to receive a message about your linking. for more information visit www.gloworld.com/ng/nin
How to Link Your NIN with 9Mobile Number
If you want to link your Glo Number with your National Identity Number, here’s what you need to do:
Dial *200*8# on your phone with the 9Mobile line you want to link
Now Enter your NIN and click send
Wait to revieve a message from Glo about your submission.
If you can’t link your 9Mobile Number with NIN via USSD, visit this web address https://9mobile.com.ng/nin/ to make it online or you can simply go to the 9Mobile office near you.
You can link your phone number with NIN by visiting your service provider’s office near you if you can’t do it on your smartphone or computer.
Userful Questions about National Identity Number
How can I know or view my NIN?
You can view or check your National Identity Number by dialing *346# on your phone, and the charges may apply for this action.
I don’t have NIN how can I get new one?
In case you don’t have a National Identity Number, you can get one by visiting The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office near you and apply,
Register and get your temporary ID slip which will contain your NIN
Keep your NIN details in a safe place so that you’ll be able to provide them when necessary.