The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was on Tuesday 22nd of December, 2020 warned Nigerians not to share their National Identification Number with unauthorised persons due to phone related fraud cases.
This was said In a statement issued on NIMC official Twitter handle @nimc_ng, said that the NIN when shared with a criminal minded person it could be used to “perpetrate fraud” against the owner.
“Your NIN is your digital identity; and you will be held liable for offences committed by individuals with sim cards linked to your NIN,” NIMC said.
The commission advised that persons engaged in such fraudulent acts should be reported to the National Identity Management Commission.
The registration for NIN commenced, a few days ago, after the Federal Government directed that telecommunications should suspend sim cards not linked to NIN.