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National Identity Number to Become Mandatory for all Transactions from September 2015

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Former First Lady Patience Jonathan, receiving her National Electronic Identity Card in Abuja in November 2014

From Tuesday, September 1st 2015, the National Identity Number (NIN) will become mandatory for all transactions involving the identification of individuals in Nigeria.

As a result, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is urging Nigerians to enroll in the national identity database to get their NIN, Guardian reports.

NIMC General Manager, Corporate Communications, Abdulhamid Umar, confirmed the news.

According to reports, transactions that will be require NIN include: Issuance of International Passport, opening of individual and/or group bank accounts, purchase of insurance policies, purchase, transfer and registration of land by any individual, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), consumer credits, and more.

“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,” NIMC General Manager, Inspectorate, Regulatory and Compliance Services, Hadiza Dagabana said.

“Any individual, institutions/body who fails to comply with the above has committed an offence punishable under section 28 of the NIMC Act.”

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