NIMC issues new instruction to NIN application

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued a new instruction to Nigerians who are yet to register and get their National Identification Number (NIN).r

Reports said the new instruction is contained in a tweet the NIMC posted to Twitter on Sunday.

Recall that the federal government had ordered telecommunications operators, including MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile and others to block all SIM cards not linked with NIN by 30th December 2020.

Following the order, Nigerians have besieged NIN registration centers in their numbers, even when the centers are overwhelmed and not able to attend to applicants, and even when some centers listed by the NIMC are not open, while some newly approved ones are yet to begin operation.

The new instruction released by the NIMC is for Nigerians who are yet to the register for and get their NIN to download the enrolment form for the NIN from the NIMC website.

According to the commission, those who are yet to register and get their NIN can download and then fill and submit the form at any of the NIMC’s enrollment centers, instead of going to the centers to queue without end.

NIMC tweeted that applicants can download, fill and submit the form to be enrolled into the national identity database and be issued the NIN as well.

Although the FG is being urged to extend the two weeks ultimatum, the deadline to tie NIN with SIM cards has been pegged for 30th December 2020.

Meanwhile, applicants can download the official NIN registration form from here. For how to easily link your NIN to your phone numbers, click here.