How To Retrieve National Identification Number (NIN)

We shall be talking about how to retrieve National Identification Number in Nigeria. And the aim is still the same, which is to give value to our readers.

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What is NIN?

According to their website:

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment. Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

Once this (de-duplication) process is completed the data is then stored with a unique NIN that was assigned to it. The NIN once issued to a person cannot be used again, (that is, it cannot be issued to another person even if the previous person is dead). It is the NIN that helps to tie all records about a person in the database and is used to check the identity verified.

Without much ado we shall be going straight to the reason behind this post.

To use this service, simply go through the following steps:

  • Dial *346#
  • From the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number you enrolled with for your NIN
  • Follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs
  • Note that using this service attracts a N 20 (twenty naira ) fee only (deducted from your phone credit balance).

The service is only available on the MTN and Airtel mobile networks in Nigeria.

I hope this post on how to retrieve national Identification number was as valuable as perceived.?

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