The Great Way To Link Your NIN To All Network, MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile


The Federal Government through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has mandated that all SIM cards must be linked to a National Identification Number (NIN).

Failure to do this by the end of  December 31, 2020 will result in the phone number being blocked. But, majority of the public has outcry to the government against this sudden announcement and the short time frame of implementation of this policy.

But, the director-general of the National Identity Management Commission said there is no extension for the announced deadline of block of SIM card. Again, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC has directed that all who registered with NIMC can link their NIN to more than one sim card or phone number. The commission said telecom subscribers should take their NIN to the office of their service provider for any assistance.

The Great Way To Link Your NIN To All Network, MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile

But, some Nigerians who possess NIN still unsure how to link their phone numbers to their NIN

How to link your NIN to all networks such as MTN, Glo, 9mobile and Airtel

MTN Number

To link your NIN to your MTN line, simply dial this code *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. For example, if your NIN is 12345678903 and you wish to link it to your phone number; dial *785*12345678903#. This is how to link your NIN to your phone number.

You can also visit Mtn portal using your phone and complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.

Submit the form and wait for feedback from the MTN network.

Again, you can also download myMTN App and follow the NIN banner to submit your NIN details in the app.

Airtel Number

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number;

Dial *121# on the Airtel phone number you wish to link.

Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.

Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

You can also visit Aitel Portal

Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

Glo Number

Link NIN to Glo SIM

To link your NIN to your Glo phone Number,

Send “UpdateNIN NIN FirstName LastName” E.g Update NIN NIN 12345678903 James Albdul 

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You can also visit Glo NIN linking portal, to link your NIN to your Glo phone number

9mobile Number

To link your NIN to your 9mobile phone number

Visit 9mobile Portal

Click on Verify and link your NIN now

Enter your phone, and complete NIN linking form

You can simply visit the nearest 9mobile office to register/link your NIN. Go with NIN slip and your SIM pack or call the customer care line of your service provider.

How do I check my NIN number?

You can check your NIN Slip; it has your 11 Digit Number at the top left corner, on the second row. You can also dial *346# and press 1, please note that you may be charged 20 naira. NIMC said that Nigerians already enrolled in the NIMC scheme but have lost their NIN should dial *346# to retrieve the NIN. It also said that USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.


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