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Lagos, Kano and Kaduna top NIN registration between 2019 and 2021 – NBS

A new report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reveals that Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna had the most registration with the National Identity Management Commission between the year 2019 and 2021.

According to the report, Kaduna state had the most registration in 2019 with 595,284 followed by Lagos and Kano with 560,757, and 485,912 respectively. For 2020, Lagos topped the list of states with the most registration and National Identity number issued.

However, in 2021, Kano had the most registration with 3,415,421, followed by Lagos with 3,002,693, and Kaduna with 1,434,331. In total, around 5.84 million people registered for NIN in 2019.

The figure dropped by 14.03% in 2020 to just over 5 million. In 2021, there was a northward spike in registrations and NIN issued as the figure increased by 439.12% to just over 27 million.

This could be attributed to a directive by the Federal government in December 2020 that mandates citizens to submit their NIN to telcos for immediate synchronization.

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