Telecommunication firms, MTN and Airtel Nigeria have commenced the National
Identification Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country.
This development follows the latest approval by the Federal Government granting
telcos the license for the NIN enrollment due to the large crowd turnout and pressure
faced by staff of Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) at their offices.
According to a report from Punch, MTN’s Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso
Aina, said that the telecommunication company had secured Nigerian Identity
Management Commission licence for NIN enrollment and had begun enrollment at
some of its centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
While pointing out that MTN had invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC
standard, he assured that the number of locations would increase with time.
What the MTN senior official is saying
Aina said, “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.