November 2, 2022
Steen Joffe / Inclusion for all / Trade & the economy
Rabiatu from Katsina State in Nigeria shares her experience after the SIM-NIN call restriction on April 4. According to her, the NIN-SIM linkage was done by her friend whom she realised did not successfully link her NIN to her SIM.
Rabiatu’s story highlights how barriers including awareness and education put people in rural communities at greater risk, her decision to outsource her NIN enrolment exposes her to identity theft and now an inability to use her mobile line because the person that registered her used their own mobile phone. With better awareness and education, this could have been avoided.