New NIN registration rules take effect from today


Nigerians looking to acquire the National Identity Numbers will presently need to book ahead before they go to NIN enrollment centers.

The office accountable for the enrollment declared the booking rule Tuesday, to stem the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, as individuals crowd the focuses across the country.

NIMC representative, Kayode Adegoke said some close to home data would be gathered for booking an enrolment arrangement.

“Successful December 30, 2020, taking care of candidates would be founded on Booking System. For appointments, candidates are to visit any of the NIMC Offices nearest to them during specified business hours (9 am – 1 pm).

“Although the policy has been in place since 4th February 2020 applicants are now crowding all the centres. Personal Information would be collected for the sole purpose of scheduling an enrolment appointment.

“Please do not include any personal information other than what is required by the booking register.

“Once admitted into the office, a Number-Issuing queue management system will be in place to ensure orderliness and strict adherence to COVID-19 Protocols.

“As a responsible Commission, we fully understand that safety comes first, as such, only individuals with facemask would be allowed entrance into our premises.

“We urge the general public to cooperate with us as we work assiduously to respond to the new normal”.

The recent Federal Government’s policy which requires mobile network subscribers to update their SIM registration with a valid National Identification Number (NIN) triggered the rush for NIN at the various NIMC Enrolment Centres nationwide.


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