Telecommunications companies have been approved to register Nigerians for their National Identity Numbers, NIN.
The director-general of the National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz, confirmed this to Newsmen on Wednesday, stating that,other licensed private and public institutions should commence the registration in order to address the crowds at the commission’s offices.
“We have licensed private and public sector organisations including telcos (telecommunications companies) so as to create more centres,” Aziz said.
Nigerian government had directed that all telephone lines be linked to the NIN since December 2020, this had triggered a frenzy at registration centres as citizens try to beat deadlines set by the government.
Authorities have threatened to disconnect lines that are not enrolled by the NIMC by February 9.