The Nigerian government have made NIN linkage compulsory if you want to own a SIM in the country. However, due to the rigorous processes required to get a NIN, telecommunication companies such as 9mobile had to do something about making the process faster and more efficient. In this article on Naijaknowhow, we have compiled the various ways to link your NIN to your 9mobile line easily.
For those who are confused about NIN, well… NIN stands for National Identification Number, this is a unique 11 digit number assigned to every Nigerian, as long as you’re a Nigerian, you should own a NIN.
9mobile is amongst the top telecommunication companies in Nigeria and has specially made NIN-SIM linkage very easy. In some of my previous articles, I’ve already covered how to link NIN on Glo, link NIN on Airtel and how to link NIN on MTN. You can as well check those articles out if you use networks other than 9mobile.
That said, here is everything on how to link NIN to your 9mobile SIM in Nigeria.
How to register for NIN
You can register for your NIN by visiting any NIMC Enrolment Centres or your preferred telco centres (some network providers have been authorised to enrol people for NIN) to register your National Identification Number.
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to registering for NIN:
- Fill out the NIMC Pre Enrolment online form by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal, download and print Pre Enrolment Slip.
- Submit your application at the nearest NIMC Registration Centre.
- NIN issuance.
How to retrieve your NIN on 9mobile
If you have registered or previously had a NIN but can’t remember it, then dial *346# directly on your 9mobile-powered phone to instantly get your NIN.
How to link NIN to your 9mobile Number in Nigeria
Linking your National Identification Number to your 9mobile SIM can be done in three ways. You can link by using the 9mobile NIN Code, 9mobile NIN Portal or via the NIMC Mobile App. Carefully follow the detailed explanations below.
Method 1: Link NIN via 9mobile NIN Code
9mobile NIN Code for linking is *200*8# and it only works for Airtel lines. If you already have your NIN, just follow the steps below to link it.
- Dial *200*8# to link your National Identification Number (NIN) on 9mobile.
Method 2: Link NIN via 9mobile NIN Portal
- Visit the 9mobile NIN portal via this link.
- Fill in the boxes with the required info
- Click on submit and wait for the SMS that’ll be sent to your 9mobile number.
Method 3: Link NIN via NIMC App
To get started, you’ll need your National Identification Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission or one of its authorised agents, as well as a Mobile Number (which you provided at NIN enrolment) to get an OTP upon using the Mobile ID app.
- Check out this post on how to link your phone number(s) to your NIN using the NIMC MobileID App on Android or iOS devices to learn more about this method.
How to Link NIN on Other Networks
There you go, that’s all there is to link your NIN on your 9mobile line in Nigeria, now that you know, you no longer have to fidget about getting disconnected. Like I said earlier, if you don’t have a NIN yet, you can visit the NIMC Enrolment Centres through the link shared above. Also, if you’re a subscriber on other networks (MTN, Glo, Airtel, Spectranet, Smile, ntel etc.), then you can learn how to link your NIN here.
More on Telco: