How to Link NIN to GLO SIM 2024: Complete Guide

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How to Link to SIM 2024: Complete Guide

If you're a SIM user and you're unsure about how to link your National Identity Number () to your mobile number for enhanced security, worry not! This comprehensive guide is here to assist you. It will provide you with all the necessary steps and methods to successfully complete the process. So, let's get started and ensure your telecom services are securely linked with your .

Understanding NIN and its Importance

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique 11-digit number issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to Nigerian citizens and legal residents. It serves as a means of verifying individuals' identities across various platforms, including telecom services.

Steps to Link NIN to GLO SIM

To ensure uninterrupted service and compliance with regulatory requirements, follow these methods to link your NIN to your GLO SIM:

1. Via GLO NIN Portal

The GLO NIN Portal provides a straightforward way to link your NIN to your GLO SIM:

  • Visit the GLO NIN Portal using any internet-enabled device.
  • Enter your details accurately: First Name, Last Name, Middle Name (optional), Phone Number, NIN, and Email Address.
  • Complete the captcha verification by entering the displayed digits and click on submit.

2. Via SMS

If you prefer using SMS, follow these steps:

  • Text “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName LastName” to 109 from your GLO line. For example, send “UPDATENIN 12345678903 John Doe” to 109.
  • Alternatively, you can simply send your NIN to 109.

3. Through USSD Code (GLO NIN Code)

This method requires only your GLO line and a simple USSD code:

  • Dial *109# on your GLO line.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your NIN and submit.

4. Via NIMC Mobile App

For those who prefer using mobile apps, the NIMC Mobile App provides a convenient option:

  • Download the ‘MWS: NIMC MobileID' app from Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  • Launch the app, enter your NIN and phone number.
  • Verify your phone number with the OTP sent.
  • Create a 6-digit PIN for future logins.
  • Select “LINK MY NUMBERS” and add your GLO line. You can add up to 7 mobile numbers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I get my NIN on GLO?

If you've forgotten your NIN, you can retrieve it by dialing *346# from your GLO line and following the prompts.

How do I check if my GLO SIM is linked to my NIN?

After linking your NIN, you'll receive a confirmation SMS from GLO and NIMC.

What happens if I don't link my NIN to my GLO SIM?

Failure to link your NIN may lead to service restrictions or disconnection as per government regulations.

Can I link my NIN to my GLO SIM using another person's NIN?

No, each SIM must be linked to its rightful owner's NIN for compliance and security reasons.

Is it possible to link my NIN to my GLO SIM by myself?

Yes, all methods provided in this guide allow you to link your NIN to your GLO SIM independently.


By following any of these methods — whether through the GLO NIN Portal, SMS, USSD code, or the NIMC Mobile App — you can easily link your NIN to your GLO SIM and stay compliant with regulatory requirements. Ensure you complete this process promptly to avoid service interruptions. If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment below, and we'll assist you promptly.


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