The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was on Thursday, 7th of January warned the citizens of Nigeria against the sale of their National Identity Numbers (NIN).
EFCC, in a statement by its Head, Media, and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Thursday, said it had come to the commission’s knowledge that “some unscrupulous persons are cashing in on the exercise to induce enrollees to sell their NIN for a fee.”
The EFCC added, “The buyers of the numbers are also trading with them; to persons whose motives are anything but noble.”
Furthermore, the EFCC revealed it was alerting Nigerians; to know that it was not only illegal for them to sell their NIN; but that they stand the risk for any act of criminality linked to their NIN.
“In other words, they risk arrest and prosecution for any act of criminality linked to their NIN; whether or not they are directly responsible for such crimes”
“The Commission further warns members of the public against selling their NIN; and to report anyone seeking to buy their NIN; to the nearest office of the EFCC or other law enforcement agencies,” the EFCC said.