Kano And Lagos Are The Top Two As NIN Enrollment Reaches 85.59 Million

Kano And Lagos Are The Top Two As NIN Enrollment Reaches 85.59 Million

 By July 7, 2022, 85.59 million people had registered for a National Identification Number (NIN). According to the National Identity Management Commission's most recent data (NIMC).

When compared to the 82.73 million enrollments registered as of May 26, this indicates an increase of 2.86 million.

In terms of gender distribution, the NIMC data shows that 44 percent of Nigerians, or 37.52 million people, are female and 48 million, or 56 percent, of Nigerians so far included in the NIN database are male.

Statistics show that 9.73 million Nigerians have been enrolled in schools in Lagos State, which has so far had the highest enrollment rate in the nation. Kano State, with 7.3 million NINs registered, came in second.

Other states that made the top ten in terms of number of enrolments include Kaduna with 5 million; Ogun with 3.5 million; Oyo with 3.4 million; FCT with 3 million; Katsina with 2.8 million; Rivers with 2.6 million; Delta with 2.3 million; and Niger with 2.2 million.


The bottom states

NIMC data shows that the 10 states with the lowest NIN issued are Imo 1.4 million; Zamfara 1.4 million; Enugu 1.4 million; Abia 1.3 million; Yobe 1.2 million; Taraba 1.2 million; Cross River 978,063; Ekiti 939,302; Ebonyi 689,555; and Bayelsa 552,597.

In terms of regional distribution of the enrolments, North West has 26%; South West 25%; North Central 17%; North East 12%; South-South 12% and South East 8%.


What you should knowNigeria had for years struggled to create a credible national database through the NIN without success. However, with the new government’s policy introduced in December 2020 mandating all mobile subscribers to link their SIM with NIN, many Nigerians are being forced to enrol for the national number.
To address the infrastructure limitations of NIMC, which had slowed the process for years, several companies, including the telecommunications operators, were licensed to act as enrolment agents.
The government’s directive in April this year made telecom operators bar outgoing calls from telephone lines not linked, affecting about 75 million.
To bring back those whose telephone lines were blocked, telecom operators have been wooing their customers with different offers to encourage them to register and link their lines.
Globacom, for instance, introduced ‘Glo NIN Offer.’ The company noted that the “Glo NIN Offer is a one-time bonus offer that applies only to customers who were barred from making outgoing calls on the Glo network as directed by regulatory authorities due to NIN non-compliance.”
Once subscribers link their NIN to their SIMs, they will get a N20, 000 bonus which can be used to call, browse and text on the network.
Also, Airtel has called on affected subscribers to re-link their lines and get N20,000 free airtime and data credit.

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