Court orders extension of NIN registration deadline

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, has ordered that the deadline for the registration of the National Identity Numbers, be extended for two months.

The ruling came in a suit filed by a Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Monday Ubani.

The respondents in the suit include the Federal Government, Attorney General of the Federation, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy.

In the suit, Ubani had asked the court to cancel the initial two-week ultimatum given to telecom companies to block unregistered SIMs.

He therefore prayed the court to grant an order extending the deadline.

“An order halting the said ultimatum given by the 1st, 3rd and 4th Respondents to telecommunication operators to block all SIM Cards that are not registered with NIN.”

The presiding judge, Justice M.A. Onyetenu however granted the prayers of the applicant. 

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