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NIMC, NCC Take Bold Steps to End Nigerian’s NIM-SIM Link Pains, Mull New Policy Framework

NIMC, NCC Take Bold Steps to End Nigerian’s NIM-SIM Link Pains, Mull New Policy Framework

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are rejigging National Identification Number (NIN) SIM linkage through a strategic collaboration aimed the enhancing processes.

Under this collaboration, NIMC and NCC will work closely to explore synergies and leverage each other’s expertise and resources such as streamlining the NIN-SIM Linkage Process: NIMC and NCC will collaborate to ensure a seamless experience for Nigerian telecommunication subscribers.

The collaboration also seeks to explore innovative approaches to facilitate the swift verification and authentication of NINs during SIM registration and activation processes.

According to a statement from both organisation, there will also be collaborative initiatives aimed at enhancing public awareness and understanding of the NIN-SIM linkage requirements. This includes educational campaigns, training sessions for stakeholders, and the dissemination of accurate information to the public to encourage compliance with the linkage directives.

On Data Verification and Validation, the statement noted that NIMC will continue to extend its support to NCC by providing assistance in verifying National Identification Numbers (NINS) associated with SIM registrations. Leveraging NIMC’s robust database and authentication infrastructure, telecommunication.

The NCC and NIMC promised that operators will validate submitted NINs while ensuring the accuracy and integrity of subscriber data.

The collaboration which is also expected to address policy harmonisation and regulatory framework will see the NIMC and NCC collaborating on aligning policies and regulatory frameworks to facilitate the seamless integration of NIN-SIM linkage processes within the telecommunications ecosystem.

This includes harmonising data protection and privacy regulations to safeguard the confidentiality and security of subscriber information.

In recent times, the NIN-SIM linkage exercise has become subject of national discourse, reflecting the critical importance of aligning SIM registrations with individuals’ unique national identification numbers. Recognising the significance of this initiative in enhancing security and improving service delivery, both NIMC and committed to improving processes and enhancing efficiency.

However, both NIMC and NCC have pledged to foster a collaborative and transparent partnership that prioritises the interests of Nigerian citizens and promotes national development. By pooling our resources and expertise, saying “we aim to overcome the challenges associated with the NIN-SIM linkage exercise and ensure its continued successful implementation.”


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