the extension was as a result of the virtual meeting chaired by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, and attended by the chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Adeolu Akande
Justice M.A. Onyetenu granted the extension while delivering a ruling in a suit filed by human rights lawyer, Monday Ubani, asking the court to stop the Nigerian Communications Commission from disconnecting SIM cards not linked to NINs.
The Minister, however, reiterated the commitment of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to creating an enabling environment for all Nigerians and legal residents to obtain their Digital Identity Number.
all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number from the National Identity Management Commission before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC,”