National Identification Number: Here is how to check using a USSD code
Alot Of Nigerians Are Being Concerned About How They Can Get Their National Identification number shortened as Nin using USSD Code on their smartphone
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), created in 2010, was mandated by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007 to register people the Act covers and give each person a unique National Identification Number (NIN).
According to the NIMC, the essence of each individual having an NIN is part of a measure to create a national identity database and to put a stop to both double identity and identity fraud. Upon registration, individuals will be provided with an NIN and eventually a national ID card.
How to check your NIN using USSD code
If you have enrolled for the national ID card scheme, you can get your NIN by just dialling *346# from the phone number associated with your voter’s card, drivers licence, or BVN registration.
Ensure you have at least ₦20 airtime on your line and then dial the code. Then you either write or take a screenshot when the NIN is displayed on the screen as it will not be displayed more than once.
At the moment, the USSD code works on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile.