The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced that Nigerians must complete their National Identity Number (NIN) registration, even if their Bank Verification Number (BVN) generates NIN.
NIMC made this known in a statement posted on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The statement read: “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.
“Kindly visit an enrollment center to complete your NIN registration,” the update read.
Ijaw News had earlier reported that the Federal Government was considering a suspension of the enrolment to large crowds which pose COVID-19 risks.
The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, who is also a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said this on Monday during a television interview.
He said: “Nobody feels good; I don’t feel good looking at the picture where people are gathered in multitude. It’s like a super spreader event which we don’t like. I’m also aware that the relevant ministry which is the communications and digital economy is looking at this.
“My understanding is that the whole process may be suspended so as to reorder the whole process in terms of management of the crowd because it was never intended that it would become a rowdy process like that. So, people may have to wait and be called at intervals to go through the process,” he said.