To link your your NIN with your MTN SIM using USSD, follow the steps below:
Dial *785# using the MTN you wish to perform the linking on.
Type 1 for “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and send.
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the network to give a confirmation of your submission. You may get a message saying “Network error.”
Don’t panic if you do! Just wait for some time and try it again.
Airtel Users
To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:
Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send
Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.
Other networks (Glo and 9mobile)
For now, Glo and 9Mobile have not commenced sim linking with NIN. As  soon as they commence, we will update this post to reflect the steps you  must follow to carry out the linking.
However, to get yourself ready to be able to carry out the linking of your NIN with your phone number here’s what you must do:
Visit any NIMC office near you and apply for your National Identity Card if you haven’t
Register and obtain your temporary ID slip which will contain your NIN
Keep your NIN details in a safe place so that you’ll be able to provide them when necessary.
What if you forgot your NIN and don’t have the slip?
If you don’t know your NIN, just dial *346# on the SIM card you registered with the National Identity Management Centre (NIMC).
A message containing your NIN will be displayed, just copy it somewhere safe.
Note that checking your NIN via the USSD provided above costs N20 only.

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