How to unblock your sim card without NIN ( MTN, Airtel and glo)

How to unblock my sim card without getting NIN.

How to reactivate and unban my blocked SIM card without NIN.

Here are the steps to follow in order to reactivate your sim card if you are among those whose sim card has been blocked due to government and NIN issues.

It’s been more than two years now since the federal government started advising people to link their national identification number with their sim card. The reason for this is mainly for security, to help them trace any kind of online fraudulent activity.

Some people, especially businessmen, don’t have the chance to get this NIN as national identification centers are rare in some areas. Some have tried to get their own but, for one reason or another, they haven’t succeeded. In fact, the majority of people that have linked their NIN with their sim card are students.

A few days ago, the federal government fully approved the blocking of sim cards for those who haven’t linked them with their national identification number. It’s not much of a surprise as everyone had been waiting for this news for many months now.

Here I will be showing you how to unblock your sim card without struggling to get a new NIN.

I advise you read this thoroughly, but if you don’t have any hope of getting your NIN soon, you can skip to the last part.

Why did the federal government block my sim card from making calls?


The reason is now well known to everyone, though some people were still asking questions.

The reason the federal government decided to block your sim card is because you haven’t linked it to your national identification number.

National identification numbers are the easiest and most effective way of tracking anyone, especially when it has something to do with an online issue.

Due to the high rate of insecurity in the country recently, the federal government has decided to pull the trigger by blocking any sim that hasn’t been linked to a national identification number.

As everyone knows, there’s been a high rate of insecurity issues recently, especially in the northern part of the country. If it had been that those people who get issues with the Kaduna trail had their NIN linked with their sim card, tracking them would have been very easy and faster.

items required for NIN registration for a blocked sim card.

Here are the few things you need to have when trying to get your national identification number

  1. Sim card  or phone number,  any of your preferred sim cards will do.
  2. Full Name: Here, you are required to provide your full name, that is, your surname, middle name, and last name.


If you already have your NIN, follow this MTN national identification number portal for those using MTN and submit your NIN straight.


MTN Customer NIN Capture can be found at


There you will see a form to fill out for those whose nin is available, but if your own is not, then continue reading.

How to unblock your sim card without NIN ( MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and glo)


NIMC registration portal: how to link your MTN, Glo, Airtel, or 9mobile sim with NIN

Here are the full details on what to do and how you can link your national identification number to your sim card.

How to link my MTN Sim to my national identification number.

For those who use MTN SIM cards, there is a mobile short code.

If you’re using an MTN Sim card, dial *785#. You will see an option telling you to input your 11-digit national identification number. Input it there and make sure you don’t make any mistakes.

If your mobile network is not too strong, I advise you to write the nin somewhere else on your phone, cut or copy it, then paste it when you dial *785 #.


How to Connect Your NIN to Your GLO Number (Globacom NIN)


For Glo users, you can easily do that through the SMS method.

Send a message to 109 with this format:


Send UpdateNIN (give small space) NIN (giving smallspace) First name (leave a small space) followed by109th Last Name


How to link NIN to an Airtel Sim card


For those using an Airtel Sim card, how do you link your nin to an Airtel Sim?

Dial *121*1# to link your National Identification Number on Airtel Sim

You will see an option where you input your eleven digit national identification number. There will be a confirmation message showing that you have successfully linked your sim card with your national identification number.

How to link my 9mobile sim card with my national identification number


For 9mobile users, you can easily link your NIN with your sim card through this step.


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You will be provided with a form to fill out. That’s how you can do it.

how to unblock/unlock sim card with NIN [ mtn, airtel ,glo]

Dial *785# to link NIN to your MTN Line

Dial *121*1# to link your Glo line

Dial *121*1# to link NIN to Airtel Line

Dial *200*8# to link NIN to 9Mobile Line

Glo: send “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName” to 109

Without Nin, how do I unban, reactivate, or unblock my blocked sim card?


If you don’t have nin, you can easily unblock your sim card by following this step.

Remember, the primary reason for this network link is to make it possible for the federal government and security agencies to trace anyone, especially in those cases that involve online stuff.

If you have a trustworthy friend, family member, or anyone that can give you his or her nin, use it to link yours.


Actually, I used my nin to link the sim cards of eight people in my family, and none of them get this issue of blocking sim now.

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frequently asked question on how to Unblock My Sim Card Without NIN

Let me give you the answers to some of the questions people ask about unlocking their sim card without NIN.


Can I unblock my sim card without NIN?

Yes, if you don’t have your nin readily available now, you can link with that of your friends and family for the time being.

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