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National Identification Number Mandatory From September – NIMC

Posted: Jun 22, 2015 at 3:26 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Okwuke ,  Lagos

The issuing authority for National Identity, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued September 1st, 2015 deadline in which all transactions involving the identification of individuals must be done with the National Identification Number (NIN).

This was made known to the general public through a release signed by General Manager, Corporate Communications Abdulhamid  Umar.

According to him, the Commission is therefore calling on all Nigerians to avail themselves the opportunity of enrolment into the National Identity Database and be issued a National Identification Number (NIN), which is the single version of truth and the foundation identity.

“NIMC had in recent Newspaper advertorials between 27th April– 4th May, 2015, stated that the use of NIN shall become mandatory as from September 1, 2015, for all transactions offered by applicable government institutions.

“These transactions, pursuant to section 27 (1) and (2) of the NIMC Act, 2007 include: application for, and issuance of an International Passport; opening of individual and/or group bank accounts, all consumer credits; purchase of insurance policies; the purchase, transfer and registration of land by any individual; National Health Insurance Scheme, such transactions that have social security implications, registration of voters, payment of taxes, and pensions, etc., the statement read.

Consequently, “Any   government agency/institution, bank, insurance company and all other institutions offering services and/or involved in transactions requiring the identity of an individual must first demand for the NIN. Any individual, institutions/body who fails to comply with the above has committed an offence under the punishable under section 28 of the NIMC Act.” The General Manager, Inspectorate, Regulatory & Compliance Services, Mrs. Hadiza Dagabana said.