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Nigerians Risk 3 Months In Jail If They Refuse To Get National Identity Card - NIMC


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in a statement anybody who refuses to get National Identity Number (NIN) risks three months jail term.

This was disclosed by Kano state coordinator, Muhammad Sanusi Auwalu while delivering a lecture at Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano. He said the agency will start taking action on anybody who refused to get registered.

Mr. Muhammad further explained that part of the action to be taken against anybody who refused to get registered include, three months imprisonment or a fine of N100,000. 

Excepts on his disclosure: 

“The agency will impose three-month imprisonment or N100,000 fine on whoever is arrested without been registered”.

In accordance with the provisions of section 27(1)(1) of the Commission Act, the use of National Identity Number NIN should be mandatory.

“In exercising its power of enforcement and compliance, the commission has the power to demand for evidence of compliance from persons, to caution a non-compliant person, sanction a non-compliant person “...

“It also has the power to institute criminal proceedings against a non-compliant person through the office of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation”.

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