It’s no news that the deadline set for linking of individual NIN to SIM cards is here and citizens in Calabar are so anxious as to where they can register for their NIN which is a prerequisite to safeguard your Sim Cards being block my the National Communication Commission.
Therefore, our correspondence took a tour across the city of Calabar to confirm NIMC accredited centres and to see how Registrations are been carried out and get to hear what citizens of the state have to say regarding the registration process in the state.
Below are confirmed accredited centres in Calabar;
1. NIGERIA IMMIGRATION OFFICE
The Nigeria Immigration office is one accredited centre in the state which the Registration is ongoing.
When our Correspondence visited the scene, citizens where found outside the state immigration office which some rest on the green grasses just opposite their office
When speaking with a lady in her 20s she told CalabarOnline that they have been here since morning and she hasn’t been attended to.
“I came here yesterday and was told to come back today now I’m here and have still not been attented they told us to wait for the woman but the offficers keep smuggling people inside because they have given them money” she said.
2. UNICAL SMALL GATE
Another accredited centre in the state is the University of Calabar Small gate. This centre share the same building with the department of science education just close to the institution open pavilion.
When our correspondence visited this centre it was nothing different from that at immigration office as lot of people where seen struggling to get registered.
Speaking to a youth at the centre who pleaded to be anonymous he said; “I got the info that I can register for my NIN here I came here and some guys at the gate sold the form for N50 and we are being charge N2000 for registration”
It’s worthy to note that the National Communication Commission had earlier fixed January 19(today) as deadline for citizens to link their NIN to their sim card(s) and February 9, 2020 for those without NIN.
Therefore, if you have your NIN, follow the steps below to link it to your sim card(s)
For Glo Users; send your NIN to 109 e.g send “15364736383” to 109 or dial *109#
For 9mobile Users: dial *200*8# to link your NIN
For MTN Users; dial; *785# to link your NIN
For Airtel Users; dial *121*1# to link your NIN