How to check your NIN using USSD code
The Federal Government, on Monday, ordered telecommunications companies to bar outgoing calls on mobile lines not linked with the National Identification Number (NIN).
This was after subscribers were advised to register their SIM cards with NIN or face the blocking or disconnection of their lines by the end of December 31, 2020.
However, some Nigerians who possess NIN are still unsure of how to go about linking their phone numbers to their NIN.
How to check your NIN using the USSD code
- Dial *346# from the phone number associated with your voter’s card, driver’s licence, or BVN registration.
- Press 1 to get your NIN
Note: It’s advisable to take a screenshot of the NIN before it disappears so that you don’t have to dial the code a second time.
Your telecom provider charges N20 every time you dial *346#,
The good news…
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami said he directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission to remove the N20 USSD fee imposed on subscribers for National Identification Number retrieval requests.