If you’re preparing for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) registration in 2024, you’re likely pondering whether NIN is required for the process. In this article, you will find out if NIN is indeed a prerequisite for the NYSC program.
NIN stands for National Identification Number. It is a unique identification number assigned to individuals by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Nigeria. The NIN serves as a means of uniquely identifying individuals and is used for various official transactions and processes, including participation in programs like the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria.
Starting from 2024, the NYSC and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have forged a partnership. Consequently, all prospective corps members (PCMs) are mandated to register for mobilization using their NINs, which will serve as their unique identifier throughout the service year.
This collaboration aims to streamline the NYSC’s online registration, curbing issues like duplication, impersonation, and fraud. The NIN will not only verify the identity and eligibility of PCMs but also expedite their deployment and posting.
To acquire your NIN, visit any designated NIMC center nationwide. There, provide biometric data fingerprints, facial image and personal details like name, date of birth, and address. Following this, you’ll receive a temporary slip with your NIN, facilitating your NYSC registration.
For NIN status checks, visit the NIMC website or dial *346# on your mobile phone. If your NIN slip is lost, request a reprint at any NIMC center or online.
The NYSC strongly advises obtaining NINs before the 2024 mobilization exercise. The NYSC registration portal will exclusively accept NINs for identification and authentication. Failure to provide NINs will preclude PCMs from registration and program participation.
The NYSC, a one-year mandatory service for Nigerian graduates below 30, was established in 1973 to foster national unity and integration. It also offers opportunities for skill acquisition, community development, and social service.
The NIMC, established in 2007, manages Nigeria’s national identity database. Besides issuing the National Identity Card, a versatile smart card, it harmonizes existing identity systems in the country.
Stay updated with NYSC developments on nyscinfo.com website.