Telecommunication firms, MTN and Airtel Nigeria have commenced the National Identification Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country.
This development follows the latest approval by the Federal Government granting telcos the license for the NIN enrolment due to the large crowd turnout and pressure faced by staff of the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) at their offices.
According to MTN’s Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso Aina, said that the telecommunication company had secured NIMC licence for NIN enrollment and had begun enrollment at some of its centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
While pointing out that MTN had invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC standard, he assured that the number of locations would increase with time.
Also, Airtel Nigeria, said some of their selected retail outlets are already opened in Lagos and Abuja for the exercise, with plans to increase the number of outlets to cover more areas and States.