According to Funmi Opensanwo, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), regional coordinator in Alausa, Lagos, Nigerians will have to pay the sum of N15,000 to correct their NIN details.
According to her the charge varies from correction of details like name, address, card renewal or replacement and date of birth.
“The money we charge is for modification fee, for the date of birth correction, the processing fee is N15,000. For card renewal or card replacement, there is a processing fee of N5,000.
For a modification of your name and address, there is a fee of N5,000.” Opesanwo stated in an interview on Wednesday morning.
She noted that the fees “are for services and (things) to be corrected. They are payable to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and not anybody.”
NIMC regional coordinator’s explanations was in response to allegations that officials of the commission have been demanding illegal fees from Nigerians to link their NIN to their sim cards.
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) in December 2020 gave a two-week ultimatum to telecom service providers to block phone numbers without NIN.
The directive has since sparked an outrage amongst Nigerians who argue that government agencies can retrieve their information on other data platform to update their sim card registration.