The Nigerian authorities has ordered the fast cancellation of the N20 price for the retrieval of nationwide id quantity (NIN) on cellular networks.
The nation’s minister of communication and digital economic system, Isa Ali Pantami gave the directive on Friday, and will take impact instantly.
Nigerians who’re subscribed to MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and Glo networks had been suggested by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) that they may retrieve their NIN on their cellphone by dialing the shortcode *346#.
But the N20 price has generated widespread criticism from Nigerians because of the poor financial situation of the nation.
A press release by Uwa Suleiman, his spokesperson, mentioned Umar Danbatta, the govt vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Aliyu Aziz, director-general of NIMC, had met with pertinent stakeholders and negotiated a waiver with cellular community operators.
“By this waiver, all Nigerians, subscribers and applicants can access the service using the *346# code for their NIN retrieval at no charge for the duration of the NIN/SIM Card integration exercise,” the assertion learn.
Pantami counseled the efforts of stakeholders in selling nationwide interest.
The NCC had requested telecommunications firms to dam SIM playing cards not registered with NIN by December 30.
The authorities had additionally licensed 173 centres and 30 state authorities establishments to conduct enrolment of all individuals together with authorized residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB).