One of the most talked about registrations at the moment is the National Identity Number, NIN, registration, as Federal Government has mandated citizens to get their NIN or stand a chance to lose their phone lines if not linked.
Several government organizations have made the NIN a precondition for obtaining documents as Nigerian Immigration Service, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Federal Road Safety Commission, have all in one time requested for NIN, in obtaining various documents.
Following the footsteps of these government agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, according to gathered information, is considering making the NIN a precondition for registering voters. INEC, has announced it plans to start the registration of voters in the first quarter of the year, as the commission has not registered any Nigerian in over two years.
“The NIN is the ideal. When we want to begin the continuous voter registration, we may consider it because ordinarily, a national identity card is what should be used for voting.” An INEC official said.
INEC is yet to state an official date for the registration as the plan a measure to ease overcrowding and reduce any further spread of the second wave of the coronavirus.