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How to Link NIN to Glo Line

This post is about how to link NIN to Glo Numbers in Nigeria. So I will be leading you through simple steps and methods to link National Identification Number to your Glo line. You need to do this on your old and new SIM cards to avoid blockage of outgoing calls and eventual loss of your SIM.

How to Link NIN to glo Number

The Federal Government of Nigeria through its Communications Commission issued a directive for all Nigerians to link their NIN to their SIM cards.

The FG gave a timeline and a deadline for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to do this. However, many Nigerians did not comply till the deadline. The NCC had to extend the deadline by several months. Yet, that was not enough for Nigerians to do the needful.

So the government had to follow this extension of deadline by about 8 other extensions before implementing the deadline.

On the final deadline, that is March 31, 2022 opportunity to use SIM cards without linking to NIN was over.

The government gave strict orders to Telecommunication Operators to bar outgoing calls for subscribers who are yet to link their line to NIN.

Therefore, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria began implementation of the orders.

Consequently, hundreds of thousands of Nigerians who did not link their SIM cards to NIN lost the ability to make outgoing calls with their phones. However, they could still receive calls and send text messages.

How to check your NIN using USSD code

The very first step to linking your NIN to your Glo SIM is NIN enrollment or registration. You need to go the any of the licensed registration centers to be captured.

If you have already done your NIN registration but can’t remember the 11 digits, here’s what to do to retrieve it. Please bear in mind that this is strictly for those using Glo network. You can get your 11-digit NIN at no cost using the steps below.

1. Dial *346# from the phone number associated with your voter’s card, driver’s licence, or BVN registration.

2. Then press 1 to get your NIN.

3. Screenshot the NIN your phone screen before it disappears so that you don’t have to repeat the process.

It’s as simple as that.

Note that before now, the network service providers charge N20 every time you dial *346#. However, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami recently ordered the removal of the USSD charges. So you can always feel free to check your NIN using USSD code any time you need to.

How to Link Your NIN to Your Glo Number

On this article, my focus is to show you how to link your NIN to your Glo Number. I’m doing this because it’s very important both for old subscribers and those purchasing new SIM cards.

This is to avoid blockage of SIM cards which may result in losses.

In a short while, I will show you the Four easy methods you can use to link your NIN to your Glo sim card. However, I need to first of all be sure that you know how to check your NIN. This is especially for those who can no longer find the printout of their NIN. You can use USSD code to check your NIN on your phone. Here’s how to go about it.

Guide on How to Link NIN to Glo Number

You can link your NIN to your Glo Number using any data-enabled device like mobile phone or laptop.

There are four available methods to get this done on Glo network. They include:

  1. Glo NIN Portal
  2. Glo NIN code
  3. SMS
  4. NIMC MobileID App

I’m now going to show you how to use each of the four methods.

1. How to Link NIN to Glo Line Using the Glo NIN Portal

To use the Glo NIN Portal to link your NIN to your Glo line, you need the following. Your First Name, Last Name, Middle Name (optional), Phone Number, National Identity Number and Email address.

When you have all the data ready, follow the simple steps below to link your NIN to your Glo line.

  1. Open the browser app on your device.
  2. Copy and paste the official Glo NIN Portal link: on the address bar.
  3. Enter your Glo number and all the other details listed above.
  4. Enter the two-digit number shown and then click on the SUBMIT button.

That’s how to link NIN to glo line using the Glo NIN Portal. Once you successfully go through the steps above, your NIN and Glo line would be linked.

2. How to Link NIN to Glo Number Using the Glo NIN Code

This second method is suitable for those who do not have an Internet-enabled device.

So if you belong to this category, you don’t need to worry. You can also link your NIN to your Glo line using USSD code on that your small phone.

It’s simple.

Just dial *109*NIN# to link your NIN to your Glo Line.

Remember you need to wait for the message confirming your registration. In case you get an error message, wait for some time and try the process again.


3. How to Link NIN to Glo Number Via SMS

This is another easy method to link your NIN to your Glo line. If you already have your NIN but are yet to link it to your Glo number, all you need to do is to text your NIN to 109. Or text “UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName” to 109. For example, text “UPDATENIN 12345678903 Henry Divine” to 109.

Alternatively, Glo customers can link their NIN to their Glo lines through voice call. They can do so by calling 109 using the Glo line they want to link to NIN.

4. How to Link NIN to Glo Number Using the NIMC MobileID App

How to Link NIN to Airtel Number Using the NIMC MobileID App

According to some people’s experience, it is possible to try the three methods above and not succeed. So if you’ve tried the three methods above but didn’t get a positive result, there is yet another alternative.

The fourth and final alternative is the NIMC MobileID App.

Here’s how to link NIN to Glo SIM using the NIMC MobileID App:

  1. Download the NIMC MobileID App from Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the app and enter your phone number and NIN.
  3. You will receive an OTP on your phone for verification.
  4. Create your 6-digit password/pin.
  5. Link your phone numbers. It’s simple. Just select the ‘LINK MY NUMBERS’ option on your dashboard. Then add and validate your phone numbers.

How to Link NIN to Airtel Number Using the NIMC MobileID App

Note that you can add as many as 7 mobile numbers using this application. However, an OTP is required to verify each numbers added.


So we have come to the end of this guide. Hope it’s helpful?

You can also check out my guide on How to Link your NIN to your MTN Line and How to Link your  NIN to your Airtel Linè. Of course, that’s if you are also an MTN or Airtel subscriber.

See you in the next article!

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About Henry Divine

Henry Divine is a passionate educator and seasoned blogger with a strong commitment to providing valuable insights and resources to the education community. With over 6 years of experience in the field, Henry's articles are well-researched, authoritative, and tailored to meet the needs of teachers, students, and parents alike. Through his blog, Henry aims to empower readers with practical tips, innovative strategies, and evidence-based practices to foster lifelong learning and academic success. Follow Henry for the latest updates and expert advice on all things education.

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