GLO, MTN, AIRTEL and 9mobile subscribers: How to link your National Identity Number with your SIM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed all telecommunications operators to block all lines not paired with NIN Number by December 30th 2020.

This directive is to all citizens of Nigeria who are telecoms subscribers. Your NIN must be paired with your SIM Registration details.

Operators like Glo,MTN,Airtel and 9mobile has row out how subscribers can update their National Identity Number (NIN) to their sim to avoid been block as mandated By NCC.

Should case you haven’t register for your NIN, You can register at any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you. Kindly visit for the list of all enrollment centers nationwide.

For Nigerians in diaspora/ abroad can get their NIN enrollment from NIN portal for details of diaspora enrollment



How to get another NIN Slip when you misplace it

Kindly visit any bank around you, pay a token of N500 through REMITA at any bank nearest to you; provide your Remita Teller to any NIMC Enrolment Centre (ERC) near you and request for a NIN slip print.

Don’t know your NIN?  Simply dial *346# to get your NIN.

MTN Subscribers

There are two means to Link NIN to Sim Card  either on their website or make use of ussd code method.

To link your NIN, simply dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;

Dial *785#Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.

After your NIN has been submitted, MTN will begin the process of verification with the NIMC. If your NIN is verified, they will link it to your MTN SIM registration, and you may not need to do anything further. If it is not possible to verify the NIN you have submitted, then you may need to visit an enrolment centre, in person.


For Globacom Users

Glo Subscribers are send UPDATENIN NIN number firstname lastname to 109 (e.g. Updatenin 12345678903 Ochoma Jude Ade) using the phone number you wish to link or visit . All Glo numbers must send the message to 109 in order to link their phone number with their NIN.

Glo will send a confirmation message when NIN is updated with MSISDN to all customers.


For Airtel Users

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.

Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.

Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

Wait for the message confirming your submission.

Airtel customer can also make use of their online portal by visiting  to submit NIN for your friends and family!

For 9Mobile /Etisalat Users

9mobile/Etisalat  customers. can update their NIN  by Visit 9mobile online portal to update your NIN via    or    to Verify and Link your NIN with your  sim

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