- Millions of Nigerians are still unable to make calls despite submitting their NIN for reactivation
- This is reportedly a result of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Problems
- The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said the NIMC is overwhelmed and its systems are unable to process a large number of requests
Many Nigerians are unable to make calls for weeks after submitting their national identification details for reactivation.
This has been attributed to faulty and overburdened verification systems operated by telcos and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) despite submitting their NIN for reactivation.
Premium Times reports, that error means millions of Users have been unable to make calls since April 4th and many companies have already been hit. Customers say that shortcodes, apps or web services provided by MTN, Airtel and Glo for NIN verification were mostly buggy and unresponsive.
Added that Telecom companies blame NIMC for the slow and inefficient process.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) also claimed that NIMC was overwhelmed and their systems could not process a large number of requests.< /p>< p class="align-left">The congested and buggy platforms have not only caused reconnection delays but also confusion.
You are trying to validate your NIN but are not successful? NIMC publishes important information
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that following the federal government’s order, telecom companies are enforcing compliance with their policies on national identification numbers and subscriber identity modules and the subsequent blocking of Millions of SIM cards for calls Millions of Nigerians failed to validate their NIN.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has urged Nigerians to resolve this issue with its mobile app to download.
According to the commission, this makes it easy to validate the NIN.
For MTN users only: How to align your line with NIN, you get a special bonus for calling and surfing the Internet
MTN strives to encourage its users to associate their National Identity Number (NIN) with their SIM cards offer their customers en incentives to achieve this.
According to the telecom giant, eligible customers will receive the airtime bonus based on their spending band.
The company, which is doing this as a result of the federal government’s directive, has released some responses to assist Nigerians in linking their lines.