The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) recently ordered all Nigerians to link their National Identity Number (NIN) to their respective SIM cards or getting no service from network providers.

The major network providers in the country (MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile) have released easy and quick steps for subscribers to link their NIN to their respective numbers.

How to Link NIN to MTN Number

  1. Dial *785# using your phone number
  2. enter your NIN
  3. Press submit.

How to Link NIN to MTN Number

  1. Open your messages app
  2. Compose the message UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName
  3. Send to 109

How to Link NIN to Airtel Number

  1. Dial *121*1#
  2. enter your NIN
  3. Press submit.

How to Link NIN to 9Mobile Number

  1. Visit
  2. Click on ‘verify and link your NIN now’
  3. Enter your mobile number
  4. Alternatively, you can dial *200*8#

You can check for your NIN using *346# for free.

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