How to link your MTN SIM Card to NIN

Following the instruction by the National Communication Commission for all SIM cards to be linked to the user’s National identification number NIN, MTN has released guidelines for its customers to do so.

MTN which was formerly called M-Cell a South African registered telecommunication operator in Nigeria.

MTN is the largest telecommunication operator in Nigeria and operates in other African, European, and Asian countries like Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, etc.

We will recall that MTN paid a whooping 330 billion Naira ($859 million) after much deliberation to the Nigerian government after failing to disconnect MTN unregistered SIM cards.

READ MORE: Telecom Operators are given two weeks to block SIM cards without NIN

MTN NIN Registration

The directive for all SIM Cards in Nigeria to be linked to NCC will elapse on the 30th of December 2020. NCC has directed all mobile operators to block any SIM Card that is not linked to NIN after that time.

MTN however on Tuesday, MTN  Nigeria incoming CEO Mazen Mroue told its investors that the  Nigerian government has granted the license to register its citizens and provide them with National Identity Numbers. As a result, MTN has ordered 14,000 devices to be used for the NIN registration.

READ MORE: How do I find my NIN number?

MTN has provided its users with a means to link MTN SIM Cards with NIN.

To link your MTN SIM Cards with NIN using a computer or laptop, visit

To link your MTN SIM Cards with NIN using USSD Code, dial *785# and then follow the command prompt


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