The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued a new instruction to Nigerians who are yet to register and get their National Identification Number (NIN).
The new instruction is contained in a tweet the NIMC posted to Twitter on Sunday.
Recall that the Federal Government had ordered telecommunications operators, including MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile and others to block all SIM cards not linked by 30th December 2020.
Nigerians, following the directive, besieged registration centers in their numbers when the centers are overwhelmed and not able to attend to applicants, and even as some centers listed by the NIMC are not open, while some newly approved ones are yet to begin operation.
The new instruction released by the Commission states that Nigerians, who are yet to the register for and get their NIN, should download the enrolment form for the NIN from the NIMC website.
According to the NIMC, those who are yet to register and get their NIN can download and then fill and submit the form at any of the NIMC’s enrollment centers, instead of going to the centers to form long, endless queues.
NIMC tweeted that applicants can download, fill and submit the form to be enrolled into the national identity database and be issued the NIN as well.
This is coming as the Federal Government is being urged to extend the two weeks ultimatum issued to link NIN with SIM cards. The deadline is pegged for 30th December 2020.
In the meantime, applicants can download the official NIN registration form from here. For how to easily link your NIN to your phone numbers, click here.