How to Link Your NIN
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had previously directed that all customers who had not registered with their National Identity Numbers (NIN) be disconnected within two weeks. Subscribers who do not register with NIN will have their mobile lines disconnected by the end of the year.
How To Check Your NIN Number Using Your Mobile Number
The easiest way to check/retrieve your NIN number is to Dial *346# on your phone to check your NIN Number and this works on MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile networks in Nigeria.
How to Link your NIN to your MTN Number
The mobile shortcode (*785#) created by MTN Network for MTN users can be used to link your NIN Number to your MTN mobile number. MTN’s *785# is by far the best and easiest way to link your NIN to your MTN number.
How To Link your NIN to your Airtel Number
To link your NIN Number to your Airtel number is by using the mobile short code *121# on your airtel line and follow the prompt on your mobile device to link the NIN number to your Airtel number.
How To Link your NIN to your Glo Number
If you want to link your NIN number to your Glo number all you need to do is visit the Glo official portal for NIN registration and fill the online form to link your NIN to your Glo Number.
Another way to Link NIN number to Glo number is simply sending ‘UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName’ to 109 e.g ‘UPDATENIN 12345678903 Mercy Kenneth’ to 109.”
How To Link your NIN to your 9Mobile Number
To link your NIN number to your Etisalat/9Mobile number is by visiting the Etisalat NIN portal to fill the form to link your NIN to your Etisalat mobile number. You can also link your NIN to 9Mobile number by visiting the nearest 9Mobile outlet with your NIMC form (Or your NIN number) and your 9Mobile sim pack.
How To Confirm Your Mobile Number Registration Status
After you have followed the steps above to link your phone number, it is advised to check & confirm if your verification was successful: Here is how you can do that on various networks:
- MTN: Dial *789*1#
- Airtel: Dial *746#
- Glo: Text REG to 746 or 3456.