The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has asked Nigerians to complete their national identity number (NIN) registration irrespective of generating same through bank verification number (BVN).
NIMC offered this clarification via its Twitter feed on Tuesday.
“If your NIN was generated due to the BVN record harmonization with the National Identity Database, you will not have access to the NIMC mobile app and your NIN-SIM integration will be invalid.
“Kindly visit an enrollment center to complete your NIN registration,” the update read.
The agency had earlier announced that NIN generated by the BVN can be used after it has been updated at the NIMC enrollment centre.
NIMC also warned Nigerians to stay away from a fake app that claims to help link NIN to SIM cards.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had asked all telcos to disconnect the SIM cards of persons who have not integrated their NIN with their phone lines by the end of January.