NIN generated by BVN is useless until updated – NIMC
Nigerians who intend to use the national identification number obtained when registering a bank verification number have been advised that they will not be accepted.
The National Identity Management Commission gave a clarification on Tuesday, saying the only way to accept it is to update it at the NIMC Registration Center. NIMC announced this via its Twitter on Tuesday.
The Commission provided clarifications amid confusion over the use of shortcodes to generate NINs. Some Nigerians claimed that they did not visit any NIMC registration center, they received the NIN after registering the BVN. But MIMC urged Nigerians to make sure they go to any NIMC registration center for updates.
The tweet says: “The NIN generated by the BVN can only be used after it has been updated at the NIMC Registration Center. You must complete the NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN. “If your NIN was created by aligning the BVN records with the national identity database, you will not have access to the NIMC mobile application and your NIN-SIM integration will be invalid.
“Please visit the registration center to complete the NIN.” PUNCH reports that on December 15, 2020, the federal government announced that after December 30, 2020, all unregistered SIM cards with valid NINs on the telecom company’s network will be blocked. But on Monday, December 21, 2020, he extended the December 30, 2020 deadline due to widespread opposition to the previous announcement. The government provided NIN subscribers with a three-week extension from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.
It also provided a six-week extension for non-NIN subscribers from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021. According to the NIMC, the total number of mobile network connections was 207.58 million as of October, but currently only 43 million Nigerians. they have a NIN so 164 million phone users could be disconnected on December 31st