MTN begins NIN enrollment in these states

MTN begins NIN enrollment in these states

- There is good news for Nigerians who are yet to be enrolled for NIN

- This is because they will not have to queue for hours for the exercise anymore

- MTN has begun registering citizens in Lagos, Abuja, and Rivers, with the prospect of covering more states soon

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In a bid to help reduce crowd at the National Identification Management Communication (NIMC) offices, MTN has begun enrollment for the National Identity Number (NIN).

The good news was disclosed on Friday, January 29, by the mobile network's senior manager, external relations, Funso Aina.

Aina told Punch that MTN has procured equipment that meets the standard of the NIMC and has started registering subscribers in Lagos, Port Harcourt, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

He also stated that the enrollment will spread to more states in the country as the telecommunication firm gets more licenses to operate in this capacity.

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MTN begins NIN enrollment in these states
MTN said it plans to cover other states as it gets more licenses
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His words:

“We have commenced enrollment for NIN at a limited number of locations. This number will rise as certification and other dependencies on the Nigerian Identity Management Commission for the roll-out of such locations are addressed.
“We have applied for and secured NIMC licence for enrollment. Additionally, we have invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC standard.”

Meanwhile, the federal government had again revealed the reason for the exercise.

Legit.ng reported that the government through the NIMC on Thursday, January 28, via its Twitter page, listed seven benefits of having the NIN.

According to the commission, the NIN would allow the government to verify the individual's identity, enable them to access government welfare benefits; open bank accounts and other financial transactions; and register for national examinations.

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The NIMC also noted that it would give an individual the opportunity to obtain their enhanced e-passports, drivers licences; enable the government to manage the new and existing Retirement Saving Accounts (RSA) and allow an individual to enhances access to credit.

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Here were the seven benefits for having National Identification Number (NIN), according to NIMC:

1. Verifying the identity of an individual

2. Accessing government welfare benefits

3. Opening bank accounts and other financial transactions

4. Registration for national examinations

5. Obtaining your enhanced e-passports, drivers licences etc

6. Management of new and existing Retirement Saving Accounts (RSA)

7. Enhances access to credit.

Source: Legit.ng

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