I am sitting here trying to figure out what exactly the Job of the National Identity Management Commission in Nigeria (NIMC) is. First we are told we must apply for a voters card, then next a National ID card, International Passport, Driving License, Sim Card registration – all these have our fingerprints and then the Bank too is asking for their own. Oh I have forgotten the LIRS one, then the Lagos State one. For one, I am personally Id’d out – the question I want to really ask is what is NIMC doing? Why isn’t there a harmonized number attached to one individual? BVN I can go and say my Name is Pynk Onyinye, Drivers License it is Pynk Oyinkansola etc. Everybody and their mother wants my fingerprints, but they can’t even work together? Whatever happened to just one number – assigned at birth? Make people unable to transact business till they have that number and create a system such that even the banks can verify the number and the associated identity….oh I forgot we have no light to make that possible 24 hours a day.
I won’t even start on National Bureau of Statistics – they have improved since Statistician General Kale started but – they will hear it from me one day.
One bank like that has shut down my account – I refused to submit my BVN to them – they charge fees for an account that is not used, so they can kiss my stushie. I have two other accounts linked with my BVN…ntoin!
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