The National Identity Management Commission has reassured Nigerians that its database remained intact and impenetrable and no NIN records are missing.
Reacting to a publication in the Nigerian Tribune of June 7, 2022, with the deceptive and misleading headline: Did NIMC Lose NIN Records of 7.9 Million Nigerians,? the NIMC Head of Corporate Communications, Kayode Adegoke said that the writer insinuated that NIMC lost 7.9 million NIN records of Nigerians and also gave varying inaccuracies of the NIMC database in an attempt to confuse and misinform the general public, including wrongly stating that the National Identification Number (NIN) is a 10-digit number.
“We, therefore, urge Nigerians to ignore the said report, which is the product of the writer’s infantile imagination.
“We also urge the Nigerian Tribune, with a history of the continuous publication since it was launched in November 1949, not to let itself be used as a platform for such unprofessional reportage, the statement concluded.