Telecom giants Mtn, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile have all provided guides on how subscribers on their network can link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their phone numbers in order to avoid disconnection from telecom services providers and NCC. To check if your NIN is already linked to your phone number, dial *346# if it’s not linked follow this guide to link your various network.
Link NIN to MTN Phone Number
To link your MTN phone number is one of the easiest things to do, dial *785# and you will get a prompt to enter your NIN number, very easy right?
Link NIN to Airtel Phone Number
To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:
Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
Reply by Typing 1 for “NIN Capture”
You will be requested to type 1 again to enter your government-approved NIN Number
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, try again, until successful
Airtel Subscribers can also link online by visiting https://www.airtel.com.ng/nin ,
Enter Mobile Number and click SEND OTP
Type the OTP in the space below to confirm your number
Thereafter enter your 11 Digit NIN and submit.
Link NIN to GLO Phone Number
Compose an SMS with the following lines
*UPDATENIN (space) NIN (space) FIRSTNAME (space) LASTNAME” to 109
E.g, UPDATENIN 2348012356789 John Davis and
Send to 109
Link NIN to 9Mobile Phone Number
announced the launch of its intelligent portal for
instant verification to help its customers link
their SIM cards with their National Identification
Number (NIN). The Online Self-Service NIN
update portal www.9mobile.com.ng/nin, which
has already gone live on the 9mobile website,
enables subscribers to verify and update their
The platform provides 9mobile subscribers an
opportunity to submit and verify their NIN
without physically visiting any of the experience
centres across the nation.
This step is one of the several proactive initiatives
taken by 9mobile to make the NIN linking
exercise directed by the Nigerian
Communications Commission (NCC) seamless and
stress-free for its subscribers.
Apart from the portal, 9mobile has also made
available a USSD option *200*8# that allows
subscribers to check the matching status of their
NIN to their SIM and subsequently submit it for
backend verification and mapping.
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