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SIM registration: Nigerian government waives NIN retrieval fee

The Nigerian Communications Commission and the National Identity Management Commission have been ordered to remove the fee imposed on subscribers for National Identification Number retrieval requests.

NIMC USSD service to retrieve NIN usually attract N20 fee which will be deducted from the phone credit balance after dialing *346*

However, a statement from the office of The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, stated that the fee was cancelled to make linking phone lines to NIN easier.

The statement titled, ‘Pantami Orders Cancellation Of NIN Retrieval Charge Across All Networks’, partly read, “The Minister’s directive which takes immediate effect, is an intervention aimed at making the process easier and affordable.

“In a letter conveying the implementation of the directive, the Executive Vice Chairman NCC and the Director-General of NIMC informed Dr Pantami that the relevant authorities had met with, and negotiated a waiver with the Mobile Network Operators in that regard.

“By this waiver, all Nigerians, subscribers, and applicants can access the service using the *346# code for their NIN retrieval at no charge for the duration of the NIN/SIM Card integration exercise.”

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had given telecommunications operators in the country two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

Failure to do so will lead to phone lines being blocked or disconnected by the 31st of December 2020.


How to retrieve your National Identification Number – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission has published a practical way of retrieving one’s National Identification Number (NIN) via a USSD code.

The Nigerian Communications Commission earlier issued a two-week ultimatum to telecommunication operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers, as earlier reported by DAILY EPISODE.

Following the recent directive, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) urged the general public to beware of fraudsters and scammers who are on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting people. To avoid this, NIMC urged the public not to click on any unverifiable link requesting for NIN.

What you should know

In lieu of the recent NCC directive, the National Identity Management Commission has urged the public and citizens who are already enrolled in the NIMC scheme but have lost their NIN to dial *346# to retrieve the NIN. The USSD code is available on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.

  • For those people whose SIM card used for the registration of NIN have been reallocated, NIMC urged such people to visit their telecom registration centres to have their NIN merged with their current SIM card.
  • For name modification, individuals are urged to visit NIMC office and pay the sum of N500 via Remitta. Further breakdown showed that for those adding or changing a new name, newspaper publication and court affidavit are required, while those with misspelt name require no newspaper publication.
  • Those who are yet to enrol are advised to visit or click HERE and visit the nearest enrolment centre to complete the registration.



The long awaited solutions to charge-back in Nigerian agency banking sector has now be resolve by first bank Nigeria.

This was contained in a massage maid available to Daily Episode as seen by AIACCESS CONTARACTORS.

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Given the stipulated guideline of dispute management which requires the acquiring bank to engage Agents in our own case, Agents are not only notified but also engaged on chargeback related enquiries to forestall crystallization of dispute because Agent failed to provide appropriate response within the defined TAT . There had been cases of undue debit to Agent account for some successful or pending (code 09) transactions because of delayed response or no response at all to chargeback enquiry therefore resulting in Agent dissatisfaction, loss of funds and apathy for the Firstmonie brand in few extreme situations.

In a bid to resolve the earlier mentioned concerns, we have engaged IT to explore the option of generating electronic receipts on behalf of Agents so that chargeback enquiry on outright successful transaction will no longer be sent to the Agents. Such electronic receipts generated on behalf of Agents remains a valid proof to decline successful claims logged against affected Agents.

Prior to the scrapping of 09 error codes, Agents were advised to pay for any code 09 transaction while settlement comes at T+1. While some Agents adhered to this many others did not comply leading to undue reputational exposures. The E-receipt was primarily designed to protect Agents’ funds in cases where successful transactions are later presented for chargeback. Consequent upon the above mentioned, engagements with the Agents are now only on FAILED TRANSACTIONS.

Revalidation Mails

It has become imperative that branches understand the concept of revalidation mails necessary to protect Agents’ interest that are genuine and safeguard their operating funds.

The banks dispute resolution team(EPO) uses the E-receipts to decline every transaction that showed successful on it. However, arbitrating banks sometimes push back on some to say their customer insists that value was not given for the transaction. This therefore leads to revalidation mails by EPO sent to various branches confirm from their respective Agents to validate if value was given or not.


Following the stated importance of revalidation mails, branches are expected to treat all revalidation mails as high priority.

The implication of not providing the required response within the defined time frame is that the Bank will be debited for the claim being disputed with an additional N5000 arbitration fee by the switch.


Given the importance of this exercise and the attendant reputational damage the non-responsiveness of branches may cause, we solicit your kind support by engaging the bank branches under your management on the need to adhere to this guideline of providing quick response to revalidation mails on behalf of their Agents.

Thank you