Ali Isa Pantami, the Minister of communications and Digital Economy, says Nigerians who are yet to get their Identification Number (NIN) risk as long as 14 years detainment as specified by the Nigerian constitution Asonaija Reports
Pantami revealed in a State House preparation that while claiming a Sim card is discretionary, the NIN is obligatory. This is on the grounds that a lot of exchanges are being made with the NIN.
He added that 51 million Nigerians had enrolled for their NIN as of March 31, 2021.
As indicated by Pantami, there are 189 million Sim card clients in Nigeria.
Out of this figure, he unveiled the 150 million have total enrollments while the rest of issues with inappropriate registration.
The Minister clarified that NIN will decide the absolute number of Nigerians that have enrolled.
“Based on the requirement by law, each and every citizen and the legal resident must obtain his/her National Identification Number (NIN), which is being coordinated by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), ” he said.
“It’s a requirement by law but many citizens ignore it.
“No country will be successful in education, health, budget planning, or national planning without a database of its citizens in place.