The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual after successful enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).
Your NIN is provided in the form of a ‘NIN Slip’ on presentation of a ‘Transaction Slip’
Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person - that makes it unique in nature.
In the case of the demise of an individual, his/her NIN is retired once a death certificate is presented to the Commission and the individual's death is established.
The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual to the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity.
All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enrol for their NINs.
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