If you are a Glo subscriber and yet to connect your Glo sim with your NIN, this article is specially created for you.
As you may already know, it has become mandatory that every sim card in Nigeria is connected to a National Identity number. However, while some Nigerians are yet to generate a unique NIN, those who have their’s may not know how to link their NIN to their glo sim card.
In this article, we will reveal the easiest way to have your NIN linked to your glo line. We will also share all you need to know about registering for a National Identity Number.
Kindly note that the deadline for NIN and Sim harmonisation which was earlier pegged at 30 December 2020, has now been postponed to February 2021.
For this reason, your sim and NIN linkage must be done early.
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How to link your NIN with Glo
Kindly sms UPDATENIN your NIN number first name, last name to the number109. E.g. Updatenin 12345678903 Bako Chidinma Olamide and send to 109.
Kindly do this via the phone number you want to connect to your NIN. Alternatively, you can visit here. The message must be sent to 109 for only Glo numbers.
The National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique 11 digit number that identifies you as a Nigerian and is given to you when NIMC completes enrollment in the National Identity Database (NIDB).
It can never be reassigned, issued or used by another person once a NIN is allocated to an entity, which makes it special in nature.
All citizens and legal Nigerian residents are eligible to register for their NINs in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above.
What is NIMC?
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is the legislative body created by the 2007 NIMC Act No. 23. The body has the mandate to set up, own, operate, maintain and administer the National Identity Database in Nigeria.
They are to register individuals covered by the Act, to grant a Unique National Identification Number (NIN) and to issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to Nigerian citizens as well as to those who are Nigerian citizens.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I have my NIN number confirmed?
Am I going to pay for checking my NIN?
Is it possible to register for NIN at any of Glo’s offices?
I’ve lost my NIN card or slip, so how do I get another one?
When my NIN is not captured, will my line be blocked?
On my bank app, I was able to see my NIN number, so why is GLO charging me N20?
Are there NIN private centres where I can register?
According to a statement released by the National Identity Management Commission, these centres and government agencies were authorised by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Ali Pantami (NIMC).
To link your NIN with glo, all you need to do is follow the instructions provided above and wait for a reply from your service provider. Also, note that your NIN registration must be done in time to avoid losing your number.