By: JOEY Anzaku- Lafia.
National Identity Management Commission, NINC, Nasarawa State Office says, there will be no extension of date against the February ninth, twenty-twenty-one deadline.
State Head of Operations of the Commission, Me Suleiman Ibrahim, made this known in a chat with Radio Nigeria in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.
Mr Ibrahim added that the Commission has booked over three thousand enrollees for the NIN registration but could attend to over two hundred persons per day in order to contain the further spread of Coronavirus across the state.
The Head of Operations who further explained that the ongoing NIN registration is not for only Nigerian citizens but foreign legal residents, called on Nigerians to make effort to register in time, to avoid disconnection of their mobile number (s) after February ninth, twenty-twenty-one.
Mr Suleiman Ibrahim noted that new registration for fresh enrollees is free, stressed that enrollees could download the form online, fill-in, and submit it at any NIMC’s office across States and Local Government Areas in the country.
According to him, the Commission only charged enrollees who want to make modifications to their already registered information.
“If you are already captured on our database, and you want to modify your date of birth is 15,000 naira. If you want to replace a lost plastic NIN Card, it costs 5,000 Naira. If you lost your NIN and want to retrieve it, you pay over 800 naira at the Cyber Cafe & bank including bank charges, generate remitter at the NIMC’s office. There changes thereafter has it costs”.
Some of the enrollees: Mrs Hajara Musa, Mr Mailafia Yakubu and Ms Forgiveness Sekpe, described the NIN registration process as frustrating and characterised by nepotism.
They appealed to Federal Government to extend the date of the Nationwide NIN registration because the number of Nigerians yet to get registered by the NIMC could not meet up with the February ninth deadline.
Radio Nigeria discovered that outside the National Identity Management Commission’s gate in Lafia, Nasarawa State, majority of the enrollees were seen without wearing facemask and observing physical social distance.