NIN registration surges over SIM ban, 10 million Nigerians captured – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission’s portal data have shown that about 10.3 million Nigerians have been issued National Identification Numbers in the first five months of 2022.

This brings the total number of Nigerians with NINs to 82.73 million as of May 26, 2022. The data on the NIMC’s portal showed that as of January 1, 2022, there were 72.7 million Nigerians with NINs.

It added that the number of unique NIN grew to 75.36 million as of February 21; 77.1 million unique NINs were recorded as of March 21; and 80.7 million as of April 23.

The data reveals that NIMC issues an average of two million NINs per month which is consistent with what the Director-General of the NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, recently disclosed in an interview on the Frontiers Show on the Nigerian Television Authority.

According to him, the commission has the capacity to issue about three million NINs monthly. He added that the present capacity of the agency could accommodate only 100 million Nigerians.

He had said, “We built it (the database) to cater for a 100 million. Right now, we are at eighty million. Also, we have the government’s approval to upgrade it. So, before we reach there, we must have upgraded to about 250 million.


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