NIN Registration enrollment in Nigeria and Needs

                NIN Registration enrollment in Nigeria and Needs  -What is NIN Full meaning of NIN  in Nigeria context … The National Identification Number (NIN) are serials  set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrollment. Enrollment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capturing  of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture/Photo  and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

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Once this (de-duplication) process is completed the data is then stored with a unique NIN that was assigned to it. The NIN once issued to a person cannot be used again, (that is, it cannot be issued to another person even if the previous person is dead). It is the NIN that helps to tie all records about a person in the database and is used to check the identity verified   Currently, only about 41.5 million Nigerians out of an estimated 200 million active phone subscribers have NIN, the world Nin sound too pleasant but not as easy as you think why most Nigerians have not registered is because of the attitude of the way our system operates in terms of doing there stuffs.

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Why You Need Your NIN

he National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you for life and is issued to you by NIMC after your enrolment.
It is used to match you with your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.
The NIN is set to be used for all transactions in Nigeria requiring identity verification so you’ll be using your NIN for
  • obtaining your National e-ID card
  • travel (international passport application & acquisition)
  • opening personal bank accounts
  • getting your driver’s license
  • obtaining your Permanent Voters’ Card
  • participating in the National Health Insurance Scheme
  • payment of your taxes
  • transactions related to your contributory pension scheme
  • access to welfare and other relevant services from the Nigerian Government
  • transactions with social security implications
  • land transactions subject to the Land Use Act
  • any other transactions NIMC may so prescribe and list in the Federal Government Gazette






NIMC is engaged in harmonization and integration of data with various agencies across Nigeria who deal with the various services above to ensure smooth coordination of activities.







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Several concerned Nigerians had expressed concern over the sudden directive of the Federal Government and had asked that the deadline given for the registration be extended but the government has remained adamant. and most persons will be traveling for a holiday which will lead to blockage of their sim cards are we saying that most Nigerians will be out of line come 2021, that is the biggest imagination we cant all tell about another case to watch about is what the NIN registration will cause for those who have not yet registered will be spreading out the virus we all know most persons will never come to the registration center with nose mask or there won’t be social distance compliance to obey, we all want to be first at all time (in any registration ) The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project had described the order as an abuse of human rights and threatened to sue the Federal Government within seven days if it is not rescinded.








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The Federal Government recently approved the licensing of 173 centres and 30 state government institutions to conduct enrolment of persons into the National Identity Database. However, it was learned that most of these entities could not start the process immediately because they lacked the infrastructure and equipment to do so.






Telecoms giant, MTN, which is one of the firms given the license to enroll persons into the NIMC database, announced on Saturday that it was importing 14, 000 devices for the NIN registration and they are expected to arrive in two weeks.

Meanwhile, several Nigerians have been criticizing the Federal Government on social media over the gathering of large crowds in NIMC’s offices.









NIN Registration enrollment in Nigeria and Needs


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Some of them accused NIMC officials of demanding bribes from them. which is the normal Nigeria public service norms. my fear is the danger of spreading the already placed covid 19 viruses we are trying so hard to stop the spread, once again HAPPY XMAS IN ADVANCE 

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