How to Link NIN to Phone Number Using MWS NIMC Mobile APP

Weeks ago, FG ordered all network providers to urge their subscriber to link their NIN (National Identification Number) to their phone number to avoid sim blockage.

This has been a bone of contention since most persons don't know how to go about it or their network providers is yet to give them a valid response on the linking status.

In this post, we'll learn how to Link your NIN to your phone number with the MWS NIMC Mobile app.

It's so far the best and assured method of getting your phone number linked to your NIN without awaiting a response from any third-party organization.

However, to use the app you need to have a valid NIN issued to you by the National Identity Management Commission or one of its accredited agents and a Mobile Number. 

Also, you can link up to 6 numbers to your NIN and easily comply with the requirements of the NCC.

Also, have it in mind that FG has banned the registration and registration of sim cards, but if you've lost your sim and would like to retrieve it then; walk into any of your network providers office and ask for a welcome back.

However, you must present a valid National Identification Document verified by NIMC.

Feature of MWS NIMC App

  • Show list of number linked to your NIN
  • Module to link a phone number to you NIN
  • Proper error handling and other minor improvements.
  • Refresh functionality to showmyID page
  • History filters for verification errors and success.

How to Link Phone Number to NIN Via MWS NIMC Mobile APP

  1. Firstly, download and install the MWS NIMC App from Playstore or App Store
  2. Launch it and input your 11 digit NIN and click continue,
  3. For validation, you can choose to send your User ID and OTP to the phone number linked with the NIN during registration or use a new number if the sim is misplaced.
  4. Input the user ID and OTP is sent to you. OTP is valid for 30 minutes
  5. Next, choose a 4-6 digit password for your MWS NIMC App and you'll be taken to your dashboard.
  6. Now, from the home menus, click on MY devices > Add Mobile Number
  7. Input the mobile number and click continue to receive an OTP which you'll input in the box for validation.
  8. Repeat the above steps with at least 6 other numbers and validate all.

That's all.

You should see validated with a green tick ✅ next to a verified number.

The NIMC has declared that only people that link their numbers before the 31st January 2021using the app will get OTP for verifications freely. However, network operators will decide the amount to be charged on SMS after the date.

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