Ahead of the deadline given to network subscribers to link their SIM cards to their NIN, the National Identity Management Commission has released seven important things to know about the number.
The National Identity Management Commission released seven important things to know about the number before the deadline given to network subscribers to connect their SIM cards to their NIN.
Every Nigerian must know 7 important things about NIN.
1. Your guaranteed digital identity is the NIN.
2. The NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an applicant to the National Identity Database at the end of enrollment.
3. There is a non-transferable NIN.
4. The NIN is used for your identity authentication.
5. What distinguishes you is your NIN, and it can be enough for ID purposes.
6. The NIN is for life, not expiring.
7. All people, including children, and legal residents are eligible to enroll in the nin.
NIMC has debunked a viral report that Nigeria’s old National Identity Card has a “seq number” that can now be used by those who have it as an alternative to NIN and are still enrolled for nimc.
The National Identification card has been discontinued, according to the department.
The agency also requested everyone who has yet to register for NIN to do so.
Similarly, NIMC also reacted earlier to a report that those who have registered for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) already have and do not need to register for NIN again as early as 2014.
The argument is false, according to NIMC’s spokesperson, Kayode Adegoke, as the commission must first capture the data of citizens before allocating NIN to them.
The federal government said that telecommunications companies have been licensed to register individuals who still have the NIN in other similar developments.
The order was issued in order to minimize the huge crowds at NIMC’s offices. On Tuesday, January 26, NIMC Director-General Aliyu Aziz made this clear, adding that the commission had also approved some other private and public organizations to provide NINs to address the crowds at the commission’s offices.