Nigerian court orders extension of biometric ID registration deadlines

Published: 30/Mar/2021
Source: Biometric Update

By Ayang Macdonald

The deadline for Nigerians to procure and integrate the biometrics-based National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIM cards as directed by the Federal Government should be extended by another two months, a Federal High Court in the city of Lagos has ruled, according to many reports by Nigerian media. The current deadline in place is April 6.

This court ruling comes at a time when the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said admission into state universities through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration system will henceforth be done upon presentation of the NIN by candidates.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2021