Centre decries exorbitant NIN registration fee

The Centre for Disability Issues (CDI) has hailed the Federal Government for the extension of registration for the National Identification Number (NIN) to February 9.

It said the decision would afford Nigerians the opportunity to register.

CDI, however, condemned the exorbitant registration fee demanded for NIN nationwide.

The Convener and Coordinator, Comrade Kehinde Oshilaja, in a statement in Ebute-Metta, Lagos at the weekend, with the approval of patrons, Oba Fatai Aremu Ojora, Chief Awodiran Agboola, Alhaji Lateef Olarewaju Sodiq, Mr. Ayokunle Daniel Folorunsho, Chief Ifagbenga Oyesanya, Alhaji Ibrahim Oshinaya and Prince Tajudeen Olusi, stressed the need for Nigerians to have a National Identification Number just as the Social Security Number used in the advanced world.

He said NIN would enable the government to plan and provide basic amenities for the citizens.

“It has benefits for individuals and for the security personnel. They include access to social services, getting and renewal of passports, access to consular services in any Nigerian embassy across the globe and also to exercise our constitutional rights in elections, etc,” Oshilaja said.

He said despite the advantages of NIN, the process associated with the registration was not only faulty, but also dubious and fraudulent.



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