MTN said it has secured the Nigerian Identity Management Commission licence for the National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment.
According to MTN’s Senior Manager, External Relations, Funso Aina, the Mobile telecommunication company has started registering people for the NIN at some of its centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
He assured that the number of locations would increase with time, noting that MTN had invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC standard.
Aina said, “We have commenced enrollment for NIN at a limited number of locations.
“This number will rise as certification and other dependencies on the Nigerian Identity Management Commission for roll-out of such locations are addressed.
“We have applied for and secured NIMC licence for enrollment. Additionally, we have invested in acquiring devices aligned with NIMC standard.”
“We continue to work with NIMC, NCC and other stakeholders towards resolution of issues which are outside our control, but are nevertheless key dependencies for further roll-out.”
Meanwhile, the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo, has also assured that every operator would start NIN enrollment soon.
Adebayo disclosed that operators had commenced preparatory arrangements in the regard of procurement, licensing and deployment.
He said: “There are still administrative issues that are now being concluded.
“There were procurement issues which was taking a little bit of time to start, but once operators start, we’ll ensure that the enrollment would commence and be wrapped with full speed.”