The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has cautioned Nigerians on their attempts to link National Identity Numbers (NINs) generated through Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs).
In a series of tweets, it said these NINs would not be linked to Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) unless they are validated at NIMC offices.
This, it said, was necessary for the numbers to work on its newly inaugurated mobile app.
“You must complete your NIN registration even if your BVN has generated a NIN,” the commission stated.
It added, “If your NIN was generated due to the BVN record harmonisation 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 centre to complete your NIN registration.”