How To Register your NIN to your MTN, Glo, 9mobile & Airtel

Following recent news from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), having instructed telecommunications operators like MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile & others to block all customers SIM cards that refuse to register with the National Identification Numbers (NIN) in two weeks.

The News was disclosed on Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari Personal Assistant, Bashir Ahmad on Tuesday.

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He tweeted, “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.”

Information Requirement to Register your NIN

Here are Possible Requirements, you might be asked for during the process of registering your NIN to your mobile number:

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Note: All network providers require a national identification number gotten from the NCC office, incase you forgot your NIN, Dial *346# to retrieve your National Identification Number.

How To Link Your National Identification Number To MTN Number

There are two ways to link your National Identification Number to your Mtn Number, which are:

MTN Website

Follow these steps to register your NIN on the MTN Website:

Visit the Customer NIN Capture:

Mobile Short Code

Follow these steps to register your NIN via the MTN Shortcode:

How To Link Your National Identification Number To Glo Number

Presently, the only way to link the National Identification Number is through sending a text format to 109.

Follow these steps:

Send ” UpdateNIN, NIN, First name, Last Name ” to 109


UPDATENIN [space] 12345678901 [space] Amedu [space] Joshua

How To Link Your National Identification Number To Airtel Number

For Airtel customer, you can only link your mobile number using short code, follow the steps below:


Presently, 9mobile is yet to release a method of linking NIN to mobile number but the company said it’s looking into possible ways to make linking easy for it customers, expect an update on this in the coming days.

Failure to link your mobile number to NIN in the next two weeks will result to your number being blocked.

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