NCC to deny Nigerians without NIN access to driving licence, passport

The Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed that those who failed to link their Subscriber Identity Modules, SIM to their National Identity Numbers, NIN would not be able to obtain some important documents including driving licences and passports henceforth.

The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday.

According to him the October 31 deadline for the linkage remains sacrosanct.

The statement read, “NCC has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their NINs with their SIMs before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Government.

“Soon, people without NIN will be denied necessary services that play vital roles in their lives including acquisition of driving licence, passport.”

The commission said at the NCC Digital Signature radio programme, which transmitted the second episode of Telecoms Consumer Town Hall on Radio (live on a radio station in Lagos to discuss benefits of NIN-SIM integration.

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