As the deadline for the registration of National Identity Number, NIN ends today, the National Identity Management Commission says Nigerians who have not registered and obtained their NIN should be ready to face the wrath.
Disclosing this in a tweet on Tuesday, NIMC said, “By order of the federal government , today is given as the last chance to register your NIMC or face the wrath of what comes next.”
On December 15, 2020, the Federal Government declared that after December 30, 2020, all SIMs that were not registered with valid NINs on the network of telecommunications companies would be blocked.
The date was later extended following widespread opposition against the earlier announcement and gave three weeks’ extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020, to January 19, 2021.
According to report, about 43 million National Identity Numbers have been submitted by telecommunication companies to the National Identity Management Commission for verification in order to have them registered with their respective Subscriber Identification Modules.
The registration which saw a huge gathering of crowd at the NIMC offices nationwide, has sparked up many controversies from different quarters following the surge in coronavirus cases in the country and violations of COVID-19 safety protocols at the registration centres.