How to Link NIN to Airtel Line (with Airtel NIN Code) 2021

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Link NIN to Airtel

Looking for Airtel NIN Code or registration procedure? Here are the steps on how to link NIN to your Airtel line and SIM with a USSD code and other methods. Learn more!

National Identification Number popularly known as NIN is a unique 11 digit number assigned to every individual in Nigeria. It’s now very important to link your NIN with your Airtel line if you want to continue using the network.

In this article, we have shared detailed steps on how to link NIN to Airtel line with a simple USSD code and other methods.

In December 2020, NCC announced a NIN-SIM linkage procedure that must be done or you risk getting your line blocked. This announcement caused uproar amongst many internet users in Nigeria due to the stressful process of registering for NIN. Since its announcement to date, I can boldly tell you that registering and linkage of NIN has become very easy and fast.

Yes, you heard me right. It’s become so easy that you could walk into any Enrolment Centre to enrol for your NIN and link it on your mobile phone.

That said; let’s delve right into it as we explore everything you need to know about linking your NIN on Airtel SIM card in Nigeria.

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How to Register for NIN

Yet to register for NIN? You can visit any of the NIMC Enrolment Centres near you to register your National Identification Number.

Here’s a quick guide to register for NIN at NIMC Enrolment Centre:

  1. Fill the NIMC Pre Enrolment online form by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal, download and print Pre Enrolment Slip.
  2. Submit your application at the nearest NIMC Registration Centre.
  3. NIN issuance.

How to Link NIN to Airtel Line / SIM in Nigeria

Link NIN on Airtel via USSD Code

  • Dial *121*1#then you’ll be redirected to the portal to enter your NIN. Immediately insert your National Identification Number to complete registration.

Link NIN via Airtel NIN Portal

  • Visit
  • Then input your Airtel number, be it Mobile Number, MiFi, Router or ODU
  • Then click on proceed then confirm OTP code
  • Now insert your National Identification Number and finish it up.


There you go! That’s how to link NIN to your Airtel line, now you don’t have to be afraid about getting disconnected. On the other hand, if you haven’t registered for your NIN yet, you can do so by visiting the NIMC Enrolment Centres through the link shared above.

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