LAGOS, NIGERIA —The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) on Friday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for graciously approving the extension of the deadline for subscribers with NIN to link it to their SIM registration data from 19th January to 9th February 2021.
ALTON Chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo while confirming the deadline extension to its members said it would enable them have more time to deliver on the all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country.
“We want to thank the President for giving us more time to deliver on this all-important assignment of creating a credible national identity database for the country. We are also grateful to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Ali Pantami, for his commitment to enabling digital economy.”
“To ensure that we utilize the extension period judiciously, we urge all telecom subscribers who have a NIN to link it to their SIM Cards through available channels as soon as possible. Those yet to enrol are advised to visit www.nimc.gov.ng for a list of enrolment centres close to them,” Adebayo said.