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Why Is MTN, Glo, Airtel Saying My NIN Is Invalid (Reason & Solution)

According to telecommunication companies, said they will block all SIM cards that refuse to submit a valid before the 6th of April this year.

If you can remember, the Nigerian government through the ministry of communication have ordered the closure of SIM card which are not linked to the National Identification Numbers.

Why Is My NIN Invalid?

The agency explained that NIN generated by the BVN can only be used after it has been updated at the NIMC enrollment centre.

It said all affected applicants must visit any of the NIMC enrollment centres to update their biometrics and validate their NIN.

“You must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN. If your NIN was generated due to the BVN record harmonization with the National Identity Database, you will not have access to the NIMC Mobile App and your NIN-SIM integration will be invalid.” the public notice reads.

“Kindly visit an enrollment centre to complete your NIN registration,” it concluded.

How to Link your NIN to Your Number

NIN Link Code

Link your NIN to your MTN Mobile Number

Dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or dial *785*Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.

You can also visit or download MyMTN App to submit your NIN details.

Glo NIN Link Code

Link your NIN to your Glo Mobile Number

You can now link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your mobile number as a Glo subscriber. Simply send “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName” to 109.

Airtel NIN Link Code

Link your NIN to your Airtel Mobile NumberLink your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number. Just dial *121*1# now to link.


How Link NIN to 9Mobile Number

Link your NIN to your 9mobile Number

Visit Or you can dial *200*8#

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