Ahead of the deadline given to network subscribers to link their SIM cards to their National Identification Number, NIN, the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has released seven important things to know about the number.
According to the agency, the National Identity card has been discontinued. The agency further enjoined anyone who is yet to enrol for NIN to do so.
Similarly, NIMC has also earlier reacted to a claim that those who registered for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) as early as 2014 already have NIN and do not need to register for it again.
According to NIMC’s spokesperson, Kayode Adegoke, the claim is incorrect as the commission must capture peoples’ data first before allocating NIN to them.
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) January 27, 2021