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Failure To Register For NIN Attracts 14 Years Imprisonment – FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has made it known that just about one quarter of the Nigerian pupolation (51 million) of Nigerians have so far enrolled for the National Identity Number (NIN).

As reported by the Guardian, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami made a disclosure on Thursday during a briefing organised by the Media department of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Pantami, at the weekly briefing, however, warned that Nigerians risked between seven to 14 years of imprisonment as prescribed by the constitution if they failed to obtain the NIN registration, adding that government would not allow citizens to enjoy services without an identified number.

Further, the Minister explained that while obtaining a SIM card may be optional, NIN was mandatory, saying that many of the transactions conducted in the country were supposed to be done with NIN.

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