How to Link NIN To SIM Cards (MTN, Glo, Airtel & 9Mobile)

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How to Link NIN To SIM Card (MTN, Glo, Airtel & 9Mobile)

This tutorial reveals the best way on how to link NIN to Sim card of your choices. SIM Cards like MTN, GLO, AIRTEL & 9MOBILE.

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a circular warning that whoever refused to link their National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIM will be blocked from using their mobile lines.

This report was made viral by the Special Assistant to president Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad.

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The circular reads

“The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications operators (MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile and others) in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN), the Commission has said in a statement.”


How to Link NIN to Sim Card (All Networks)


How to link MTN line with NIN

Option 1.

To link your NIN with your MTN phone number, carry out the following steps:

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  1. Visit using your phone or computer
  2. Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN and email address.
  3. Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
  4. Wait from feedback from the network in a couple of days.


ALSO SEE: Complete List Of Nigerian Banks USSD Codes For Mobile Banking


The MTN NIN linking page appears as shown in the image above.

Option 2.

To link your your NIN to MTN SIM using USSD, follow the steps below:

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  1. Dial *785# using the MTN you wish to perform the linking on.
  2. Type 1 for “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and send.
  3. Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

Wait for the network to give a confirmation of your submission. You may get a message saying “Network error.”

Don’t panic if you do! Just wait for some time and try it again.


How to link Airtel line to NIN

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

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  • 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. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.


How to link NIN to Glo line

To link your your NIN with your Glo line, follow the steps below:


Type UPDATENIN NIN FirstName LastName and send to 109… Eg: UPDATENIN 46659764433 Adewale Oguntola and send to 109


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How to link 9mobile line with NIN

For now, 9Mobile has not provided a means for users to link their lines with their NINs. As soon as they commence, we will update this post to reflect the steps you must follow to carry out the linking.

However, to get yourself ready to be able to carry out the linking of your NIN with your phone number here’s what you must do:

  1. Visit any NIMC office near you and apply for your National Identity Card if you haven’t
  2. Register and obtain your temporary ID slip which will contain your NIN
  3. Keep your NIN details in a safe place so that you’ll be able to provide them when necessary.


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If you forgot your NIN and don’t have the slip?

If you don’t know your NIN, just dial *346# on the SIM card you registered with the National Identity Management Centre (NIMC).

A message containing your NIN will be displayed, just copy it somewhere safe.

Note that checking your NIN via the USSD provided above costs N20 only.


Ahmmed Adekunle Aleem well known as SIR 3PU (Sir Triple) is a Personal Finance and Music Blogger. He's a Content Editor at Wiseloaded & Financenaija. If he's not online, then he's playing Video Game or watching Manchester United's match

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  1. Sarafa

    Thanks for this great informations… Very helpful

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