Telecos in Nigeria have unveiled a shortcode for its subscribers to seamlessly complete the process of linking their mobile lines to their National Identification Number.
The unveiling of the code was in response to the recent directive of Nigerian Communications Commission for all SIM registration records to be integrated with a National Identification Number.
Globacom stated, “All our esteemed customers can now link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their mobile numbers by simply sending ‘UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName’ to 109. For example, send ‘UPDATENIN 12345678903 Chidera Abdul-Ola’ to 109.”
MTN has advised its customers to dial *785# to link the NIN to their mobile lines.
In a statement released by Airtel, it stated that ” all subscribers should dial *121*1# to link their NIN to their mobile numbers.