The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said Nigerians whose Bank Verification Number (BVN) generated a National Identity Number (NIN) must still undergo the NIN registration in order to update their data.
The NIMC stated this in a post on Twitter on Tuesday.
Some Nigerians recently discovered through *346# – the USSD code used to retrieve NIN for those who have registered and may have forgotten their details – that a NIN has been generated for in their name even though they have not registered with the NIMC.
This, it was learnt, is due to their BVN’s record harmonisation to the national identity base as done by the NIMC.
The commission, however, insisted that Nigerians who fall into this category must visit any of its registration centres across the country to update their registration.
It warned those who fail to update their details by visiting the NIMC office for registration that their NIN integration with with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card(s) will be unsuccessful and will also not be able to access the NIMC mobile application.
The Federal Government through the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their National Identity Number.
It also said telcos subscribers with NIN have January 19 as the deadline to link their NIN with their SIM cards, while subscribers without NIN have until February 9 to do so.