National Identity Management Commission Regional Coordinator, Funmi Opesanwo, has disclosed the charges attached to correction of data on the NIMC database.
Mrs Opesanwo, who spoke in Lagos on Wednesday, highlighted that NIN enrolment is free, but charges are attached to other services such as card renewal, correction of date of birth and change of address.
According to her, National Identification Number holders with incorrect dates of birth will pay N15,000. A singular amount of N5,000 will be paid for card renewal or card replacement while a fee of N500 will be required for change of address.
“For the date of birth correction, there is a processing fee of N15,000. For card renewal or card replacement, there is a processing fee of N5,000. For the modification of address or name, it is N500. So, people misconstrue this to mean that in NIMC they are asking them to pay money. No, those are for services,” she explained.
She also disclosed that the fees for the correction of date of birth is payed to the Treasury Single Account of the Federal Government.
Citizens of the country are encouraged to link their mobile numbers to their NIN; following a directive by the Nation’s Government to the Nigerian Communication Commission to block subscribers who fail to do so.
Subscribers have also been given an extended deadline till January 18 2021, to link phone numbers with their NIN while those without the identification number will have to get it before February 9.
Mrs Opesanwo also touched on the huge turnout of citizens on Wednesday; adding that the Commission is trying to manage the situation.
”When we came this morning, a lot of applicants complained that their SIM (cards) have been blocked and that is why we are experiencing this large number today.
“We are trying to manage the situation. Applicants have been seated and they came in for different services, so, there is no problem.
“We have to be mindful of the safety protocols and we cannot exceed the number of people, the capacity that we can take, we have to adhere to the guidelines,” she added.