INEC: NIN Not Compulsory For Voters Registration
The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has announced that National Identification Number (NIN) is not mandatory for voters registration
The news was passed by the chairman of the electoral body, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
NIN is reportedly only one of the many means of identification for voters registration
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that candidates looking to register for voter registration do not need to provide their National Identification Number (NIN).
The news was disclosed by the chairman of the Electoral body, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while he was speaking Newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
Prof. Yakubu claims that the body will be operating based on law governing the electoral commission.
He added that the NIN is just one of the means of identification that voters can submit when they are registering.
Other means of voter identification include a birth certificate and a national passport.
Nigerians who want to register with their National Identity Card will be allowed to but it was not mandatory.
The INEC chairman also announced the commission’s plan to launch Voter Enrolment Device that will allow everyone to apply for registration and complete the process at the nearest registration center.
The electoral body’s decision comes after a Federal High Court in Lagos State stopped the Federal Government from blocking sim cards not linked to National Identity Numbers.