The Ministry of Communications recently ordered all telecommunications companies to close all telephone lines without a national identity card number. The new order comes at a time when security is deteriorating in Nigeria.
The National Identity Card Commission (NIMC) has revealed how citizens can check the status of the connection between the National Identification Number (NIN) of a national card and their phone number.
In a message posted on its Twitter page, NIMC said Nigerians can find out if their NIN number is connected to their phone line by dialing *346# from their registered line.
The National Identity Card Commission (NIMC) says this applies to all telecommunication lines in the country.