How to Retrieve Your National Identity Number (NIN) Number

The National Identification Number (NIN) is the randomly chosen 11 non-intelligible numbers that is assigned to an individual after the completion of enrollment into the National Identity Database (NIDB) .

Enrollment is the capturing of an individual’s demographic data including the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

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The NIN is now very important for a number of official transactions such as for filling of some documents in banks, court, etc..

However, people are not aware how easy it can be to retrieve their NIN on their phone. push({});

You can easily get your NIN without going to join the long queue at the NIMC office. Simply follow the following steps.

  1. Dial *346# from the phone number you use to register for your BVN.
  2. An option will comes up and ask you to retrieve your NIN number by replying 1, press 1 and enter.
  3. Your NIN number will be clearly display on your phone. Write it out and save it somewhere. The sms only cost N20..

Please share this post to your friends and family as it will save them from going through the hassle of getting their NIN.

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Abdulrahman Obaje
Abdulrahman Obaje
Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on

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