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Why you can’t use NIN Generated with BVN for SIM Registration and here is what you should do



Why you can't use NIN Generated with BVN for SIM Registration and here is what you should do

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has taken to their Twitter handle to announce to the general public that those who generated their NIN due to Bank Verification Number (BVN) record harmonisation with the National Identity Database will not be able to access the mobile app and your NIN-SIM integration will be invalid.


What you should do

NIMC asked those who have gotten their NIN through such a process to visit the enrolment centres to validate their number.

Furthermore, It said, “NIN generated by the BVN can only be used after it has been updated at the NIMC enrolment center. Hence, you must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN.”

The NIMC made the clarification following the controversy sparked by the use of shortcodes to generate the NIN.

This comes after some enrolees said they got the number after getting registered for the BVN, insisting that there was no need to visit any NIMC centre again.

Amid the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, thousands of Nigerians storm the NIMC enrolment centres daily.

There are fears that the rate of transmission at the enrolment centers is high because the enrollees fail to comply with the COVID-19 protocols.

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Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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