List Of Corrections Nigerians Can Make On Their National Identification Number (NIN)

  • The 10 types of corrections Nigerians are allowed to make on their National Identification Number (NIN) have emerged
  • Nigerians can now correct errors/mistakes on their NIN that have to do with name correction/change, date of birth
  • Other corrections that can be effected on Nigerians’ NIN include phone number/email update, change of address etc

TheTalk.NG journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja – The list of corrections an individual is permitted to make on his/her National Identification Number (NIN) has emerged.

The changes on an individual’s NIN records are called the National Identification Number data modifications.

10 types of corrections Nigerians can make on their National Identification Number (NIN)Name, address and other corrections Nigerians can make on their National Identification Number (NIN)
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This correction is carried out by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

As reported by The Punch, the following are the commonly permitted types of NIN data modifications:

10 types of correction permitted on NIN

1. Name Correction/Change

This correction is done if there is a mistake in spelling the individual’s name or a total change of name

2. Date of Birth Correction

A mistake in the date of birth of a person’s NIN can be corrected by the NIMC.

3. Address Change

This is done as an update to reflect the current location of the NIN holder

4. Phone Number/Email Update

A mistake or update on the phone numbers and email addresses of individuals on their NIN can be corrected.

5. Marital Status Update

This correction is done to reflect the correct marital status of the holder after marriage. This applies mostly to women.

6. Occupation/Profession Update

7. Gender Correction

An NIN holder can have his/her gender corrected if he/she notices there is a mistake on the card

8. Citizenship/Residency Status Update

9. Signature Update

10. Fingerprints Update (in case of physical changes or errors)

NIMC unveils amount to correct data on NIN

TheTalk.NG earlier reported that NIMC said Nigerians no longer have to go to the NIN enrolment centre to modify their NIN record.

According to the commission, Nigerians can modify their date of birth, name, address, email, and phone number on the NIMC’s self-service application.

The agency stated that the changes can be done “anywhere and anytime” via

Source: TheTalk.NG

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