To ease the burden of National Identification Number (NIN) registration on Nigerians, leading telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with the federal government.

The telco was recently granted verification and enrolment license to register citizens in the ongoing NIN programme which is an issue to most people due to the limited time for the registration.

The partnership, which will enable Nigerians to complete their NIN registration process at any accredited Airtel outlet nationwide, was announced in a notice issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday.

Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, commended the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami, for expanding the registration footprints and for taking definitive steps to smoothen the NIN process as well as ease the burden on Nigerians.

“Airtel is always seeking opportunities to cooperate and partner with the Nigerian government on initiatives that will make life easier and better for Nigerians.

“As a law abiding and responsible corporate citizen, we are always ready to go the extra mile for our esteemed stakeholders and that is why we are pleased to partner with the federal government and NIMC on citizens’ registration exercise,” he said.

Airtel users who do not have NIN can fulfil this requirement at any certified NIMC enrolment centre while Airtel subscribers who already have NINs will be offered options to send their NINs to Airtel via USSD or SMS or through the Airtel Self Care App or Website to update their SIM registration details.

Foreign nationals are required to present their international passports only to register a new SIM when the restriction on registration of new SIM cards is lifted.

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