Tuesday, March 9, 2021

NIMC cautions Nigerians against patronising fake NIN registration sites and vendors

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As Nigerians return to registration centers following the suspension of the strike embarked upon by workers of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Nigerians have been warned to avoid fraudsters pretending to enhance easy registration through fake mobile applications.

Ondo State coordinator of NIMC, Mr Akinwale Agbotoba during an audience with Orange FM urged

those who have enrolled already to avail themselves the opportunity to link their NIN with mobile numbers through the original mobile application developed by the Commission.

Orange FM’s Olumide Adeluwoye who visited the headquaters of NIMC in Akure reports that it was a harculean task to participate in the exercise as the Commission’s gate was shut to prevent crowded registration.

On 8th of January workers of the National Identification Management Commission, NIMC called off their industrial action which had crippled the registration of Nigerians for the National Identity Number, NIN; a requirement for continued usage of mobile numbers.

As people return to the various centres and headquarters of the commission In Akure, Ondo State Capital, the lamentation is high with many believing the process is taking longer than necessary.

However, the Ondo state Coordinator of NIMC, Mr Akinwale Agbotoba said the Commission in the state has adopted a format to ensure smooth running of the process.

He added that physical appearance during registration is compulsory for proper documentation.

Agbotoba appealed to Nigerians to adhere to the stipulated instructions guiding the enrolment for smooth running of the exercise and to avoid being defrauded.