EFCC WARNS NIGERIANS AGAINST SELLING THEIR NIN

Written by on January 8, 2021

THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) HAS WARNED NIGERIANS AGAINST THE SALE OF THEIR NATIONAL IDENTITY NUMBER (NIN) FOR MONETARY BENEFITS.

THE NIN IS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT COMMISSION (NIMC) UPON ENROLMENT INTO THE NATIONAL IDENTITY DATABASE AND IS USED TO CAPTURE AN INDIVIDUAL’S RECORDS.

THE EFCC WARNED IN A STATEMENT ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021 THAT SOME FRAUDULENT INDIVIDUALS ARE CASHING IN ON THE ONGOING EXERCISE TO INDUCE ENROLLEES TO SELL THEIR NIN.

THE ANTI-GRAFT AGENCY SAID THE BUYERS ARE ALSO SELLING THE NIN TO OTHER BUYERS WHO ARE LIKELY TO USE IT FOR CRIMINAL MEANS.

THE AGENCY SAID IT IS ILLEGAL FOR NIGERIANS TO SELL THEIR NIN, AND THAT THEY STAND THE RISK OF INDIRECT LIABILITY FOR ANY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY LINKED TO THEIR NIN.


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