Upon registering yourself as a Nigerian under the national identification system, you will be issued a special number that is tagged to your particulars as a Nigerian. This number is inscribed on a special card. This number will be requested in cooperate with organizations like banks e.t.c
Recently the Joint Administration and matriculation board (JAMB) made claims that candidates would be required to tender their national identity number during registration, which in my opinion is a strategy to get more people registered on the platform. This just goes to show how important the NIN digits have become.
Thanks to thoughtful innovations you aren’t required to always move around with your NIN slip as you can view it via USSD code anytime you want. This will in turn reduce the risk of you misplacing your NIN card. Below is a tutorial on how to check your National identification card number using USSD.
Code To Check Your Nigerian National Identification Number
The code to check your Nigerian National Identification Number is *346#. You are required to dial this code using the number associated with your voter’s card, driver’s license, or BVN registration.
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- As at the time this article was written, this service was only available for MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile Subscribers
- You will be charged a service fee of 20 Naira each time you make use of this USSD service.