The NIMC National Identity Management Commission has stated that the NIN created by the BVN may be used only after the NIMC enrollment center has been modified.
Recall that a message that went viral on social media shortly after the Federal Government required everybody to register for their NIN and link up with their mobile numbers stated that those who had registered for the Bank Verification Number already had NIN.
They do not, therefore, need to register for NIN. The message suggested that by dialing *346#, individuals with BVN can recover their NIN.
Good news: There are so many Nigerians who have NIN and are unaware of it. The fact is that they have NIN automatically allocated to anyone who did their BVN when it was implemented in 2014.
Just dial *346# and retrieve your NIN with the same number you registered for BVN. Don’t go to the queue at NIMC centers, Covid19 is true, read the post.
A tweet posted by NIMC, however, says that integration between NINs created by BVN and any SIM card will be deemed invalid.