How to Register or Link Your NIN Your Airtel, 9mobile, Glo, and MTN

Recently, the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) issued a directive to all the telecommunication networks to block any subscriber who refuses to register or link his or her mobile phone number or SIM card with the National Identification Numbers (NIN) within two weeks.
The news was disclosed by Bashir Ahmed, the Personal Assistant of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the microblogging platform, Twitter.

What is the Requirement to register your NIN to Your SIM CARD?

  1. Obviously the first thing is your mobile phone number
  2. Your full legal name
  3. National Identification (NIN) number
  4. Your email address
  5. Your correct date of birth
    Take note that no network provider in Nigeria will accept any identification number either ID numbers provided by the NCC, if you are having difficulties recalling your NIN, you can retrieve it by dialing *346# on all networks in Nigeria.

How do you link your National Identification Number to your MTN number?

You can link your National Identification number to your MTN number by two possible methods:

  1. By visiting the official MTN website
  2. By the use of USSD or shortcode

MTN Official Website
Read the steps below to register your National Identification Number to your MTN number on the official MTN website:

  1. Using a desktop or mobile browser, visit hhtps://
  2. Enter your mobile phone number
  3. Enter your full NIN number
  4. Now enter your correct email address
  5. After entering your email, click on submit

How to register your NIN to your MTN SIM through mobile Shortcode

  1. Just dial and send the shortcode *758#
  2. You will be asked to input your 11 digit National Identification number on a pop-up window
  3. After you have filled in your 11 digit National Identification Number you will see a message indicating that your NIN has been activated successfully

How do you link your National Identification Number to your Glo number?
At the moment, there is only one procedure for linking or registering your NIN to your Glo number which involves sending an SMS to 109. Read the procedure below:

Send “UPDATENIN,11 Digit NIN Number, Your Name, Followed by your last name” to 109
For example, UPDATENIN (space) 02498969903 (space) Tunde (space) Femi

How do you link your National Identification Number to your Airtel number?

Airtel customers should follow the steps below to register their NIN to their SIM Cards:

  1. On your mobile phone, dial the short code 1211#
  2. Type your 11 digit NIN number
  3. After typing your 11 digit NIN, your will be prompted that your text message has been sent successfully.

As of now, 9mobile is yet to put together a method of registering your 9mobile SIM to NIN. All that you need to do is to continue visiting the forum because as 9mobile mobile release a method of linking your SIM to NIN, we will update you.