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NIN Generated From BVN Records Cannot Be Used For SIM Integration – NIMC

by on January 13, 2021
 

By Adejumo Enock

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has called on Nigerians to complete their National Identification Number (NIN) registration irrespective of generating one via Bank Verification Number (BVN).

Recall that Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) had earlier directed all telecommunication companies to disconnect all sim cards that is yet to be integrated with NIN.

The Agency warned that If BVN- generated NIN is used for SIM integration, the user will not have access to the NIMC mobile app and such NIN-SIM integration will be invalid.

NIMC made this known via its verified Twitter account @nimc_ng on Tuesday.

The Agency further advised Nigerians to visit any enrollment centre to complete NIN registration.

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In its Tweet, The Agency stated that “You must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN”.

Furthermore, “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 be invalid. Visit an enrollment centre to complete NIN registration”. NIMC stated.

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