The Nationwide Id Administration Fee stated on Tuesday that the Subscriber Identification Modules wouldn’t be linked to the Nationwide Id Numbers generated by the Financial institution Verification Numbers.
He publicized this in tweets via his official Twitter identifier, emphasizing that people with BVN-generated NINs ought to go to NIMC places of work to validate their NINs.
He stated that the NIN generated by BVN wouldn’t work on its newly opened cellular utility.
“You will need to full your NIN registration even when your BVN has generated a NIN,” stated the fee.
He added: “In case your NIN was generated because of the harmonization of the BVN file with the Nationwide Id Database, you’ll not have entry to the NIMC cellular utility and your NIN-SIM integration might be invalid.
“Please go to a registration middle to finish your NIN registration.”
Hundreds of residents have visited NIMC places of work throughout the nation to register and acquire their NINs.
The Federal Authorities had declared on December 15, 2020 that, as of December 30, 2020, all SIMs that weren’t registered with the legitimate NINs on the telecommunications firms’ community might be blocked.
It subsequently prolonged the deadline of December 30, 2020 after broad opposition to the earlier announcement and gave a three-week extension to subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021.
It additionally granted a six-week extension to subscribers and not using a NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021.