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How To Link Your NIN To Airtel, Glo, MTN & 9mobile Number

Easy Methods on How to Link NIN to MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier instructed the telecommunications service provider to disconnect all customers that are not registered with their National Identity Numbers (NIN) within 2 weeks. Any subscribers who fail to register with NIN will be disconnected from using their mobile line by the end of the year. Despite the Covid-19, Nigerians have to ask NCC to provide ways they can easily link their mobile number to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

What Is NIN Number

The NIN number is also called the National Identification Number. It is a unique number assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment and during enrollment data such as Demography, occupation, state, and more are collected. The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB)

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For Nigerians, who already have their NIN and are unable to link their phone numbers to their NIN. Here are easy steps to link your NIN to your Phone number:

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

To link your NIN Number to your MTN mobile number is by using the mobile shortcode (*785#) created for MTN users by MTN Network. The *785# created by MTN is by far the best and easiest way to link NIN to your MTN number.

MTN Website

To link your phone number using MTN online:

  • Visit MTN online NIN portal
  • Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Middle Name (optional), Phone Number, NIN, and Email Number.
  • Then “submit”.

Mobile Short Code

To link your NIN using your Mobile Number:

  • Dial *785#, wait for the window prompt stating to input your 11 Digit National Identification Number.
  • Input the 11 Digit National Identification Number Then send. A window will pop up stating “your NIN has been successfully received”.

if you get an error, just wait for some time and try again with the linking.

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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 Kanu James’ to 109.”

  1. visit Gloworld NIN Portal
  2. Fill in your details correctly: First Name, Last Name, Middle Name (optional), Phone Number, National Identity Number(NIN), and Email Address.
  3. Complete the verification by entering any two-digit, then submit.

How To Link your NIN to your Airtel Number

To link your NIN Number to your Airtel mobile number is by using the mobile shortcode *121# on your airtel line and follow the prompt on your mobile device to link the NIN number to your Airtel number. Check through the steps below:

  1. Dial *121#
  2. Press 1 for NIN capture
  3. Input your 11 Digit NIN.
  4. A confirmation pop-up will appear stating you have successfully linked your mobile number.

if you get an error, just wait for some time and try again with the linking.

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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.
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