Recently a Viral post has been spreading on WhatsApp, portraying that the Nigeria’s old National Identity card has a “seq number” which can now be used as the National Identification Number (NIN) by those who have it and are yet enrol for new NIN.
The Viral post portrays!!
For those that have not done their NIN registration And they have the old national identity card Just look at the back of the card, you will see Seq number.
That is your NIN number. Use it appropriately with the code of any network. E.g for MTN *785*seq. number# then send “You will be successfully registered, pls kindly share.
NIMC declared something contrary to this
On Wednesday january 27, The National Identity Management Commission reacted to the claim on a Twitter post. According to NIMC, the National Identity card has been discontinued. The agency further commands anyone who is yet to enrol for NIN to do so.
The OLD National Identity card has been DISCONTINUED. If you still hold the old ID card, you should enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN)
Its however advisable to eroll for your NIN today!!