How to Activate NIN on Mtn, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile

How to Activate NIN on Mtn, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile – Has your SIM been blocked by your telecommunications provider? Do you want to unblock your SIM? If you do, then activating your NIN on your SIM (or phone number) is the way to go.Information Guide Nigeria

It’s no longer news that the federal government wants everyone legally living in Nigeria to get registered with the NIMC and obtain their very own unique 11-digit number. To make that happen, the federal government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed all telecommunication operators in the country to block all SIM cards that haven’t been linked or activated with NIN.JAMB Result 

If you are reading this article and you are yet to activate yours, then it means that your SIM must have been blocked as well. If that’s the case, don’t worry or panic; because in this guide I’ll be showing you how to activate NIN on the four major telecommunications operators in Nigeria.

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How to activate NIN on Mtn

Are you an Mtn subscriber? Has your Mtn line been blocked? Unblocking your Mtn line is easy and the best part is, that you can do it from the comfort of your home using your mobile device.Activate NIN on Mtn, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile

To activate NIN on your Mtn sim, pick up your mobile device—it doesn’t necessarily have to be a smartphone, feature phones work great as well—and dial *785# using the mobile number you want your NIN activated on.

After dialling the code, you’ll be required to input your 11-digit NIN, enter your NIN and submit.


You can dial *785*11-digit NIN# from the Mtn number you wish to activate your NIN on.

Once you are done, you’ll receive a message telling you if your request was successful or not.How to Calculate NYSC Age

If you don’t receive any message after sending your NIN. Don’t worry yourself, it happens that way sometimes; all you have to do is send the NIN again and it’ll be activated on the SIM.

Alternatively, if you use an Internet-enabled smartphone, then you can also activate NIN on your Mtn mobile number by visiting using your favourite browser. Or you can download the MyMTN app and submit your NIN via the app to activate NIN on your preferred Mtn number.

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How to activate NIN on Airtel

If you have an Airtel number that has been blocked, then you can easily unblock it using your mobile device by dialling a code.

To unblock your Airtel number or activate NIN on your Airtel number, dial *121# on the Airtel line you’d love to link.Npower Recruitment

From the list of options appearing on your screen, select NIN Capture—you can do that by typing 1.

Next, input your 11-digit NIN and submit.JAMB Form

Once you are done, wait for a confirmation message. If you don’t get one after sending it, don’t worry, you can just try the procedure again.

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How to activate NIN on Glo

Globacom subscribers whose lines have been blocked can unblock their lines or mobile numbers by using the Glo NIN USSD code, SMS, and online.

To activate NIN on your Glo number using the USSD code, dial *109*your 11-digit NIN#. Follow the prompt that comes after dialling the code to successfully submit and activate NIN on your Glo number.JAMB Result

After doing that wait for a successful message from Glo telling you that you have successfully linked your NIN to your mobile number. If you don’t receive the message after waiting, repeat the procedure.

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You can also activate NIN on Glo via SMS. To use the SMS approach, open your message box and send UPDATENIN Your 11-digit NIN First Name and Last Name to 109.

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If you use an Internet-enabled smartphone, then you should be able to activate NIN on your preferred Glo number when you visit Glo’s specially designed page for activating NINs on Glo SIMs.

The page to visit is You can access the website using your favourite browser. Once you enter the page, follow the on-screen instructions to successfully activate NIN on your Glo number.

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How to activate NIN on 9mobile

If you are a 9mobile subscriber whose line has been blocked via the directives of the federal government. You can unblock your line via two approaches: the online and the offline approach.NECO Marking/Grading System; How Does NECO Mark Their Exams

For the online approach, you can simply visit using an internet-enabled device. Upon visiting the page, tap or click on Reconnect now. Fill in the required information and submit.

Once you do that, you would have successfully activated NIN on your 9mobile number.

For the offline approach, you can simply dial *200*8# using any mobile device (it doesn’t necessarily have to be a smartphone) and follow the prompts to submit your details and activate NIN on your Glo SIM.

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