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NIN registration and its attendant hassles

Editorial
Following the directive by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that network providers viz – MTN, Globacom, Airtel, 9Mobile, should block all Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards not registered with the National Identification Number (NIN) within two weeks from December 15, 2020, Nigerians thronged to offices of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the registration for fear of not having their mobile lines detached. National Identification Number otherwise known as NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database. NIN is non-transferable and does not expire. All citizens and legal residents including children are eligible to enroll for the NIN. According to the Federal Government, obtaining...