See EFCC Warning issued to Nigerians on NIN.
Nigerians selling their national identification number have received a stern warning from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
These unscrupulous people were warned that they would be treated at the agency.
As a reminder, the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, is currently recruiting Nigerians across the country in accordance with a directive from the federal government for Nigerians to bind their SIM cards to their NIN or lock their face.
In a warning statement on Thursday, EFCC spokesman Wison Uvujaren said some unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the exercise to get members to sell their NINs for a fee.
According to him, the buyers of the rooms trade them even with people who have not at all noble motives.
Therefore, the EFCC warned Nigerians against selling their NINs, urging them to report anyone trying to buy their NINs to the nearest EFCC office or other law enforcement agency.
The statement said: “As Nigerians try to obtain a national identification number, NIN, from the offices of the National Identity Management Commission, the NIMC, nationwide, has become aware of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. , EFCC, that some unscrupulous people profit from this exercise to get members to sell their NINs for a fee.
“Buyers of numbers also trade them with people whose motives are far from noble.
“The EFCC wishes to warn Nigerians that the sale of their NIN is illegal, but there is also a risk of indirect liability for any crime related to their NIN.
“In other words, they face arrest and prosecution for any crime related to their NIN, regardless of whether they are directly responsible for those crimes.
“The Commission is warning people against selling their NINs and will report anyone looking to buy their NINs to the nearest EFCC office or other law enforcement agency.”