May 30, 2024
NIN: You need to register in any NIMC enrolment Centre — NCC
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NIN: You need to register in any NIMC enrolment Centre — NCC

By Eyo Nsima

As Nigerians continue with the ongoing registration, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has advised them on how to go about their registration.

In a message obtained from its website by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, NCC stated: “To get your NIN, you will need to register in any NIMC enrolment centre close to you. Please visit the NIMC website www.nimc.gov.ng for a list of all enrolment centres.

“NIMC has made arrangements for you to commence the enrolment process by first filling the enrolment form online. However, to complete the NIN registration process, you must visit an approved-registration centre. This is because in addition to the capture of demographic information (e.g. your names, address, etc.), registration requires the physical capture of biometric data (your face and fingerprint). You, therefore, have to visit accredited enrolment centres for the capture of your full biometric data.”

On the possibility of registering for others, it stated: “No, you cannot. Everyone is to enroll for his or her NIN individually. It is a personal identification number that bears the biometrics of an individual, so no one can do the enrolment for another.”

Continuing, it stated: “Individuals who do not have a NIN are to proceed to the nearest accredited NIN enrolment centres to enroll/register for NIN. NIMC has assured that it will generate the NIN within one to five working days after data capture is completed and all details verified – see more details of the process on the NIMC website at https://nimc.gov.ng/how-to-enrol-adults/.

It also admonished to, “Check the slip issued to you by NIMC when you enrolled. Your NIN is the 11-digit number on the top left-hand corner of the slip; or Dial *346# on your phone and press 1 to retrieve your NIN. Please note that you can only retrieve your NIN on the same phone number you registered with NIMC.”

Apart from NIMC’s Offices, it maintained that, “Other government institutions, state governments, and private companies have been approved by NIMC as Enrolment Centres to enroll citizens for the NIN. Mobile operators have also been licensed and will soon be carrying out the enrolment of their subscribers and other eligible citizens.

“Some banks have been licensed to carry out NIN enrolment; however, please note that only NIMC issues NIN although through accredited enrolment partners.

“BVN is being harmonized with NIMC; therefore some BVN holders have been automatically allocated NIN. BVN holders are advised to dial *346# with the mobile number linked to their BVN to confirm if they have been allocated a NIN. However, NINs generated via BVN must be verified and validated by NIMC.”

On the list of accredited registration agents, the Commission, stated: “The Nigerian government recently licensed 173 Private Sector Agents and thirty (30) State Governments/Public Sector Institutions to conduct enrolment of all persons, including legal residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) on behalf of NIMC. The authentic list is published on the NIMC website at; https://nimc.gov.ng/public-notice-approved-data-capturing-agents-digital-identity-ecosystem/. Any list that does not emanate from NIMC is to be disregarded.”

 

It also added: “NIMC is the Identity Regulator of Nigeria and has sole authority and responsibility to issue NIN. However, NIMC has accredited other entities (such as those mentioned in Q11 above) as enrolment agents to facilitate the issuance of NIN to all eligible citizens in quick time.

“Appropriate measures are being put in place by NIMC in accredited enrolment centres, to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are strictly complied with to avoid further spread of the virus.

“One of such measures is the licensing of over 200 entities to carry out the enrolment of citizens so that NIMC offices are not besieged by too many people. In all circumstances, persons are strongly advised to take personal responsibility by strictly observing the COVID-19 Protocols (wearing face mask, keeping appropriate social distance, hand sanitizing etc).”

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