The National Identity Card, (NIN) is issued in Nigeria to the citizen, this is mandatory to very Nigerians, for proper capturing of individual data into the Nigerian database, the NIN is free, many Nigerians fails to recognise the importance of the National Identity card which has led the government to take a proactively steps towards achieving its goals.
Without the National Identity, Card driver’s license can’t get processed any longer, as Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will start carrying out the National Identification Number (NIN) directive nationwide, starting from Dec. 21.
Recently the federal government of Nigeria also gave directives to all communication network providers in Nigeria to link up numbers with the National identity number (NIN).
Those who failed to adhere to the rules are to be deactivated away from the networks. This made Glo, Mtn and others start linking up customer numbers to the system.
The federal government of Nigeria said the registration is free and at the initial stage no cost was attached but right now applicants complaining of being charge.
The Technical Assistant on Information Technology to the minister, Dr Femi Adeluyi, on Saturday made a statement on in Abuja saying;
“ The National Identity Number is completely free for all Nigerians and legal residents with Resident Permit from the Nigeria Immigration Service.
“The National Identity Number is the right of every citizen, based on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Act 2007, ” it should be and it is free but some has hidden under this umbrella to start extorting the people
It sounds like a joke, the fact remains, what applicants are saying is true, a woman in Ogun state this morning said 2100 Naira was demanded from her.
We thought the person in question was joking until another driver said he is being charged the same amount after receiving the registration form.
NIN is free
The federal government of Nigeria wanted to lift the burden of the citizens by ensuring the registration process comes free to the people.
The federal government said all the burden has been shoulder and according to the report released it revealed that the government Is not demanding for any amount, which makes the exercise to be completely free.
NIMC has been instructed to investigate the allegations to bring the perpetrators, if any, to book.
If the Federal Government said the process is free, those in charge or their members shouldn’t see the urgency in getting the registration done as a miss to extort the citizens of Nigeria.