NIMC Advises Holders Of BVN Generated NIN To Complete Registration

LAGOS JANUARY 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that National Identification Number (NIN) processed through the Bank Verification Number (BVN) would not be honoured.

Applicants must complete their NIN registration even if their BVN has generated NIN.

In addition, NIMC pointed out that NIN generated by the BVN can only be used after it has been updated at the NIMC enrollment centre.

This disclosure was made by NIMC in a statement through a tweet post on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

NIMC in a statement said, “You must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN.

“If your NIN was generated due to the BVN record harmonization with the National Identity Database, you will not have access to the NIMC Mobile App and your NIN-SIM integration will not be invalid.”

NIMC urged all affected applicants must visit any of the NIMC enrolment centres to update their biometrics and validate their NIN.

“What this means is that that every applicant for National Identification Number must visit an NIMC office for his or her biometrics/data capture, with the provision of every relevant personal information, even if they generate their NIN from any other sources including BVN”.

On what you should know about the process, NIMC explained that “the Federal Government had announced the approval of the development and release of an improved National Identity Number slip and a Mobile App as part of its policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it to SIMs.

According to the organization, the NIMC Mobile App and the improved NIN slip provide a secure channel for all Nigerians and legal residents to easily verify and authenticate their identities on-the-go using smartphones.

It also enables them to link the NIN to their phone numbers.

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