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NIMC under fire over extortion at NIN enrolment centres

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 NIMC under fire over extortion at NIN enrolment centres

 

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express anger over the level of extortion at various National Identitification Number (NIN) centres spread across the country.

PlatinumPost reports that the NIN have continued to witness in surge in number of Nigerians seeking enrolment following the Federal Government directive to telecom operators to disconnect phone numbers not linked to identity number.

But it was gathered that some of the NIN officials are now turning the registration exercise into a money spinning business following regular demand for money for either biometric capturing or NIN validation.

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The ugly development, which appears to have been noticed by management of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), prompted the Commission to tweet on Friday, warning against payment for NIN validation.

“Please do not make any payment for NIN VALIDATION Kindly Report extortion via [email protected] or call 08157691214 , 09034959433. Thank you,” NIMC tweeted.

But many Nigerians, who reacted to the tweet, condemned NIMC for poor service as well as its decision to allegedly provide avenue for extortion on the NIN validation process.

Some of the tweeps’ reactions are as follows :

@doctore2hot :” Why create NIN in the first place without validation? Why give people the avenue for extortion?

@anholarry4:” Story they will not reply you on twitter talk more of call and email.”

@Sarahbliss26 :” After many people have paid, I think you are filled to the brim.”

@terfag :”I am still waiting for explanation why 8years down theline,there’s still no National ID card only NIN slip.Why is the process Thematic? People who did theirs 8years ago don’t have the National ID card,peoplewho did in between have.WhyAnyexplanation for it? 8 years is way too long. ”

@Agbaakin1992 :” Then validate our NIN then. Or will it take a year for NIN issued by NIMC to be validated?

@IdrisAdamuAbj: “I’ve been complaining, some of my bio data we’re uploaded incorrect. I complicated several times but the non of the staff give me full attention instead they collect my money for re validating the Data. Please direct me to the appropriate authorities. Thanks. ”

@ARUBIJOHN3 : “In Warri Delta State they us to collect upto #5.000 before the process what did you people say about that which you can verify without much ado.”

@akinboboyetosin :”They give people NIns that will be useless for up to six months and then tell people not to seek backdoor solutions to validate NINs whereas sims are blocked or bank account blocked.”

@StelEnochGlobal :”Calls are always not answered and emails not replied. Those lines are always unanswered.”

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