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BVN-generated National ID can’t be used for SIM integration – NIMC

Valentine Chinyem

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said the National Identity Number (NIN) generated through the Bank Verification Number (BVN) can not be used for the integration of the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM cards).

Recall that the agency had earlier announced that NIN generated by the BVN can be used after it has been updated at the NIMC enrollment centre.

The biometrics capturing part of the registration, however, can only be done at the NIMC enrollment centre.

This was made known in a tweet on Tuesday.

According to the NIMC, the NIN registration must be completed despite the fact it was generated during BVN.

The agency warned that an incomplete registration will hinder the user’s access to the NIMC mobile app and render the NIN-SIM integration invalid.

“You must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN,” the tweet read.

“If your NIN was generated due to the BVN record harmonization with the National Identity Database, you will not have access to the NIMC mobile app and your NIN-SIM integration will be invalid. Visit an enrollment centre to complete NIN registration.”