With a fresh notice from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), discountenancing National number (NIN) generated via Bank Verification Number (BVN), frustrations of Nigerians may are compounded.
The directive, yesterday, to citizens to travel the entire hog of enrolment further elicited disenchantment for the verification exercise introduced last month by the federal.
On its Twitter handle, @nimc_ng, the commission said Nigerians must complete their NIN registration, albeit their BVN generates the special digit.
The notice read: “If your NIN has generated thanks to the BVN record harmonization with the National Identity Database, you’ll not have access to the NIMC mobile app and your NIN-SIM integration is going to be invalid.
“Kindly visit an enrolment center to finish your NIN registration.” The new order comes each day after NIMC warned Nigerians to remain faraway from a fake app that claims to assist link NIN to SIM cards.
The commission claimed that the app was travel by fraudsters, who used it to reap NINs and BVNs. While crowds continued to besiege the enrolment centers, others have kept throwing tantrums at the federal, NIMC, and therefore the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for creating them undergo what they described as harrowing experiences.
A Twitter user, Oladejo Fabolude with the handle @the_dej, wrote: “A significant section of the population have had their biometrics captured for licenses, passports, BVN and SIM registration all at the instance of the govt. anybody of those is often linked online to get a NIN without getting to a location to capture an equivalent data.”
Another, sorcery #EndSARS with the account @joe_unofficial, wrote: “I’m at the @nimc_ng center in Ipaja. Omo, the politics happening just to urge the right recognized by the country alone is stressful.
“This country isn’t my very own. I’m just passing through.” Ayanate|| OA5 Communications noted: “Better disconnect my lines. Because nothing will make me attend any NIMC center.”
Already, some subscribers, under the aegis of the Association of Telephone, Cable TV, and Internet Subscribers (ATCIS), have been involved in the suspension of the assignment thanks to COVID-19 risks.
The National President, Sina Bilesanmi, during a statement, condemned the alleged mistreatment of his members nationwide by NIMC, demanding the suspension of the exercise and apologies for subscribers.
BESIDES, full activities have resumed at the NIMC headquarters in Abuja.
The commission’s Director-General, Aliyu Aziz, vowed his management’s commitment to the welfare and health of staff. He enjoined them to travel about their duties in total compliance with extant COVID-19 protocols.
Speaking to The Guardian, Aziz promised that more personal protective equipment (PPE) would be provided for the workers.