The newly introduced policy by the National Identity Management Commission NIMC has taken a new dimension as the Commission says anybody who fails to get National Identity Number NIN will be convicted for three months.
Muhammad Sanusi Auwalu who is the Coordinator, Kano state NIMC gave the warning during his lecture at the Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kano.
Auwalu stressed that the commission is fully prepared to go tough, and will not hesitate to punish anybody who refuses to get his or her NIN on time.
He furthered that anybody who refuses to get registered risks three months jail term or a fine of #100,000.
He said the main focus of the commission is to ensure that every Nigerian register in accordance with the provisions of section 27(1)(1) of the Commission Act, which states that the use of National Identity Number NIN should be mandatory.
“In exercising its power of enforcement and compliance, the commission has the power to demand for evidence of compliance from persons, to caution a non-compliant person, sanction a non-compliant person”.