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NIMC proposes N1m fine for disregarding NIN

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has proposed a N1 million fine against any organization found to have denied essential services to any Nigerian that provides only the NIN.

According to the NIMC’s Act, Nigerians need the NIN to get international passport, banking transactions, insurance, land transactions, voting, driver’s license, SIM registration and all other government services based on regulations.

The Director General of the Commission, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, stated this on Monday at a press conference to announce the fourth annual Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa (ID4AFRICA 2018) in Abuja.

He said once the enforcement of the harmonized National Identity Number starts, the penalty for every transaction that is denied any NIN bearer is N1million and that the person is authorized to report to NIMC for necessary actions.

Although, he did not specify the commencement date, he said almost all the sectors of the economy have been adopting the NIN as a unique identifier.



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