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NYSC BVN Issue: This is what every PCM should do now

NYSC BVN Issue and how to rectify it before going to NYSC orientation camp.

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This is to inform all the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) that the names they have on their school documents should correspond to the name on their Bank Verification Number (BVN) for NYSC registration.

If the name on your school documents varies from what you have on BVN, you may have problem during registration at camp.

The problem will begin when you would want to open NYSC allowance account, which is mandatory to open in camp.

So, whether you are a foreign trained or locally trained graduate, make sure you sort it out before going to camp. I repeat ensure that the name on your BVN match or correspond to the name on your school documents.

This is necessary because in NYSC camp, every Corps member is mandated to open a new bank account for NYSC allowance.

In the NYSC camp, a document that will serve as government identity will be given to you to open the account. The name on the document will be taken from your school document.

The Bank officials at NYSC camp will check if the name on the document correspond with your name on your BVN. Only if it corresponds that you will open NYSC allowance account.

Also, do not forget to go to camp with your BVN because it will be needed for that purpose.

Advice on NYSC BVN Issue

  1. Register for BVN before going to NYSC camp (if you have not registered before).

  2. Make sure the name on your BVN correspond to the name on your school or NYSC documents.

  3. Store your BVN on your phone for reference in case you forget it.

  4. Dail 5650# on the line linked to your bank account to retrieve your BVN (your will be charge about N20 for that service).

  5. Update your BVN information, if the name on your school documents is different from the one on your BVN.

  6. If you are not sure of what name is on your BVN, it is likely to be same with your ‘bank account name’, or go to your bank to find out.

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If you have any question, kindly ask us in the comment section below.

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  1. Mariam

    March 1, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Good evening sir…please I used a different state of origin for my nysc mandatory account

  2. Fortune

    July 31, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Plz sir what if the name on my bvn is the same as the one on my statement of result but the one on my nysc call up letter is different due to change of name as a married woman,and I have open account with the bank in camp with the name on my call up letter,plz sir is there a problem because I have not receive the account number?

  3. Chioma

    July 2, 2021 at 11:08 am

    The name in my jamb and school is Opurum Chioma Chinonyerem but in my bvn, it is Opurum Chinonyerem Chioma. What should I do?

  4. Ayanda omolayo

    June 7, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Please the name on my school documents is Ayanda omolayo but on bank name is Ayanda omolayo temitope please what should I do

  5. Adeyemi omoyemi tawakalitu

    April 16, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Please sir ,the name on my bvn is Adeyemi omoyemi tawakalitu while the name on my school document is Adeyemi tawakalitu omoyemi, what should I do sir , but it is the same name sir

  6. Hadiza

    January 18, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Please what if the name on my school ID card is different from my school certificate, will there be problem during my NYSC

  7. Saheed Abogunrin

    November 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I’m having issue with the Dob. The Dob on my bvn does not correspond with the one i registered with for Nysc. Hope it’s won’t affect my allowance?

    • Cee

      February 25, 2021 at 12:43 am

      Please sir have you gotten a reply on this..I know someone that falls in this category too

    • Shamsu a musa

      March 1, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Pls the issue of DOB from ur BVN is thr any problem

  8. Oboo Christopher gabriel

    November 4, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I got this information this evening that my account has been suspended contact your institution for rectification, what could be the problem sir.

    • Humphery

      November 5, 2020 at 10:52 am

      Kindly contact your institution to find out.

  9. Olajumoke Jummy

    November 4, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Gud evening sir, plz the name on my bank BVN is kolawole olajumoke Rebecca while the one on my school document is kolawole olajumoke Tobiloba.pls what should I do?

  10. Iliya Christopher

    November 4, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Good afternoon sir, the name on my documents is Iliya christopher rishamah while the name on my Bvn is iliya Christopher i hope that will not be a problem

    • Humphery

      November 5, 2020 at 10:57 am

      Go to your bank to update your BVN

  11. Terry

    November 4, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Good morning, i just got assess to this information, i applied for change of name and it has not come out from my bank and they told me its gonna take time before it comes out and i may likely be in camp on Tuesday.. Can I resolve it after camp?

    • Humphery

      November 5, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Yes, when you get to camp explain to Bank Officials…

  12. Abigeal

    November 4, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Please what about date of birth in the bvn is different from the one in the school documents

    • Humphery

      November 5, 2020 at 11:14 am

      It doesn’t matter! During opening of allowance account the Date of Birth on your BVN is to be used.


        April 26, 2021 at 1:49 pm

        In my credentials I’m using four names Musa Ibrahim Wakili Boya. While on my bvn is Musa Wakili Boya.

        Should I also update my information

  13. Samuel

    October 30, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Hello, good evening. Please on my Nysc credentials my name is written as Ejiga Samuel Micheal, on my bvn my name appears as Ejiga Samuel Arome Michael. Would it be a problem while opening an account in camp. I did a newspaper publication after graduation were my new name is Ejiga Samuel Arome Michael. Thanks.

  14. Ayodele

    May 12, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Pls my name is Odanogun ayodele Joshua well my account is Joshua ayodele Odanogun please what can I do to it

  15. churchill

    April 5, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Pls I Av An Issue , Afta Openin D Bnk Acct In D Camp An Acct No Was Copied Out N Given To Me (wema Bnk), Due To D Quick Closing Of Camps, Acces Bnk Started Sendin Acct No To Entirely Everybdy In Camp But I Didnt Receive Any Act No , Now They Av Paid Allawee I Dint Receive Any Alert, D Acct I Was Given By Wema Bank Does Not Seem Active Cos D Phone No I Opened It With Is Not Registered, And Also The Name On My Documents Is Omai Churchill Omai But My Bvn Is Just Omai Churchill, Pls Do U Hav Any Insight On Wat To Do Cos Like This Allawee Neva Reach My Side Due To The Bank Acct Issue

    • Humphery

      April 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Go to the nearest branch of the bank

  16. Akabueze faith

    March 27, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Pls I opened an account in camp but I forgot my BVN but they told me to write my existing account they will retrieve it with my existing account but since then I have not receive sms

    • Humphery

      March 27, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      Go to the branch of the bank to complain

  17. Boluwatife

    March 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    hello sir am a batch A Corp member I opened an account while on camp I was later called dt d BVN I gave was wrong b4 leaving d camp they asked me to dropped my normal account in which I did it was on Monday d bank I opened in camp sent me a message of my account number this very evening again I saw nysc of my state sending me messages dt I did not open an account while on camp dt I should drop my normal account with a number so am kind of confused pls what can I do?

    • Humphery

      March 26, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Drop your normal account with them.

  18. Blessing

    March 25, 2020 at 4:09 am

    Someone told me I must get my ATM card from the particular state I did my camping when we were asked to open an account in camp of which I redeployed, else I wouldn’t be able to get my allowee. Pls how true is that because I won’t be able to travel far north just for ATM card

    • Humphery

      March 25, 2020 at 11:55 am

      No need to travel far north, just go to the branch of the bank nearest to you. They will request it transferred to them on your behalf but it will take one week or two weeks for you to get it. Or request for new ATM card from the branch that is closest to you (they will charge up to 1k)

      • Ore-ofe Jiboye

        April 6, 2021 at 7:57 am

        Sir my name is Jiboye ore-ofe grace which is on my school documents but the name on my bvn is oreofe grace when I went to the bank they said cbn does not recognize special characters like the hyphen on my name ..what should I do in preparation of nysc account registration in camp..

  19. Queen Charlotte

    March 23, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Hello, I am batch A 20 set, please I registered for the account opening but didn’t get my account number as at when I left camp due to the fact that camp was stopped halfway. How do I get the account number and hope it would not disturb my allawee for the month.

    • Humphery

      March 23, 2020 at 6:12 pm

      To get your account number, go to branch of the bank you opened account with. It won’t stop your allowance if that is only thing that left for you.

  20. Ali Kabiru Muhammed

    March 20, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Please sir the name on my school documents is Ali Kabiru Muhammed while the name on my bvn is Ali Kabiru Muhammad do I have to update my bvn

    • Humphery

      March 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      Go and update your BVN. But it won’t affect you.

      • Faith

        November 4, 2020 at 2:14 pm

        Please how about married people like us. Do we need to change the name in the bank?

        • Humphery

          November 5, 2020 at 11:02 am

          No, only that the name of your statement of result should correspondent with name on your BVN.

  21. Kazim Muhammad

    March 13, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    My name in my school document is Kazeem Suleiman Muhammad while my bvn is kazem Suleiman Muhammad will I have issue during opening of account?

    • Humphery

      March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      No, you will use the name on your NYSC document to open account

  22. Damilola

    March 9, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Please the name on my document is Afolabi Damilola Deborah and the name on my bvn is Afolabi Damilola D.

  23. Abdulhadi Aliyu

    February 26, 2020 at 1:41 am

    Pls how about if the date of birth is different
    Between my accounts and the one is using to
    My school

    • Humphery

      February 26, 2020 at 6:31 am

      You have no problem provided that you graduated before 30

      • Blessing Magbaja

        January 7, 2021 at 4:18 pm

        I was born 1996 but my national 🆔 is carry 1995,same as my bank accounts.. But my documents are carry 1996… Any cos for alarm? War should I do?

  24. egbunu ajuma Hope

    January 10, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    the name on documents is egbunu ajuma hope while my bvn is egbunu ajuma

  25. Blessing

    January 10, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Pls the name on my bank is odeyemi blessing lolade and ny result states odeyemi blessing l,pls what should I do?

  26. Ibrahim Abba mohammed

    January 9, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Dear respondent,
    How about if there was error in the date of birth like in my sch credentials and birth certificate was 08/09/1994 while there was mistake in the National I’d card 09/08/1994.

  27. Azeez Ibrahim

    January 9, 2020 at 9:21 am

    How can I change my date of birth with jamb

  28. Eva

    December 30, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    When is the biometric clearance for batch C stream 1 for 2020?

  29. Ismail

    November 25, 2019 at 10:20 am

    What if the name in your BVN is Adelowotan Ismail Oluwadamilare and the name the school publish to NYSC is Adelowotan Ismail.. how do I go about it? Pls help me out..

  30. Adeleye Oyindamola

    October 27, 2019 at 6:06 am

    In my school document, am bearing Adeleye oyindamola modupeoluwa but in my BVN am using just Adeleye oyindamola. Do I have to update it

  31. Oluwayemisi

    October 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I went to bank for BVN update and they were saying I should bring news paper publication and court affidavit,,,,when am not yet married is there no other way they can change d name without those things

    • Humphery

      October 22, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      Do what Bank tells you to do

      • Lamidi jelialt

        November 25, 2019 at 9:22 am

        In my school document am using Lamidi jelialt but in my bvn am using Lamidi jelialt Adeola. What can I do?

  32. Esther

    October 21, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Updated my bvn how?

  33. roseline

    October 20, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    My name on my BVN is Ukomadu Roseline Anaba while on my document what I have is Anaba Roseline Ukomadu. Is jx difference of arrangement. Am I good??

    • Humphery

      October 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

      Arrangement of Name does not really matters

  34. Esther

    October 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    My bvn name is my husband’s name, though my father’s name is still attached but my school documents are carrying just my father’s name. What do I do because, I have my newspaper publication and affidavit.


    October 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Sir actually i have a probleum on this issues becouse Iam using ALI MOHAMMED AHMED On my Bvn while i’m using ALI MOHAMMED on my school document but i have an affidavit of verificaton of name from court and also published a newspaper is these will also affect me


      October 21, 2019 at 6:46 am

      Sir updating my BVN will lead to the creation of another problem why because I’m an Npower beneficiary and if i mistakenly change or update my BVN they will stop my stipend and this is a reason why i published a page on newspaper and got an affidavit of name from court

  36. Halimat

    October 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Pls the name on my bvn and my acct details is different from my school document

    • Humphery

      October 20, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Go and update your BVN

  37. Victory

    October 20, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Please the date of birth on my bvn printout is different from the one on my documents. Is it a problem pls?

    • Humphery

      October 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      No, not at all

      • Lukman

        October 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        What of date of birth that’s not correspond?…. But the name is the same

        • Humphery

          October 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm

          No problem for that


    October 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Sir iam using three names on my Bvn i.e ALI MOHAMMED AHMED But the name that is on my school document is ALI MOHAMMED BUT i have already published and get an affidavit of verification of name from court for this issues will that also going to affect me?

    • Humphery

      October 20, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      You can update youe bvn.

  39. MOGINI

    October 19, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    D Name on my bvn is MOGINI MATTHEW NKAWU, but the nysc officer mistakenly entered it as MOGINI MATTHEW NKANU. pls what is the way out?

    • Humphery

      October 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      You can apply for correction of name during the NYSC online Registration

  40. Eva

    October 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I have a middle name in my school document but no middle name in my BVN,will that be a problem?

    • Humphery

      October 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Go and update your BVN

      • Eva

        October 19, 2019 at 7:20 pm

        I have another question
        My level n jamb result carries 3 names which one of them is a mistake,can I make changes during the online registration or I simple continue using the name?

        • Humphery

          October 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

          Use that of JAMB

  41. Hameed Lukman Oluwasheun

    October 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    please the name on my school document is Hammed Lukman Oluwasheun While the on on BVN is Ahmed Lukman Oluwasheun but it’s the same date of birth…… Please is their any issue on that sir

    • Humphery

      October 19, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      Please, go and update your BVN

  42. Yakubu David

    October 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    What if you already have an existing bank account with those banks can you simply just give them your account number

    • Humphery

      October 19, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      No, there is a procedure for opening NYSC allawee account

      • Halimat

        October 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm

        The name on my bvn is monsuru alimat morenikeji why d name am using in skul is monsuru halimat ronke wat can I do

        • Humphery

          October 20, 2019 at 2:36 pm

          Go and update your BVN

  43. Ishaku

    October 3, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Will there be any problem if my middle name on my BVN is misspell with the one on my school certificate.

    • Humphery

      October 3, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Yes, go and update your BVN

  44. Oyekanmi Anuoluwapo Damilare

    October 1, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I have issues of name on my o’level and jamb I have 2 names on my o’level and I have 3 names on my jamb what can I do

    • Humphery

      October 2, 2019 at 8:09 am

      You can apply for correction of name during online registration

      • Adebiyi Olufunmike

        October 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm

        If my name on my school documents and BVN is correct but is not been arranged in the same way will there be a problem

        • Humphery

          October 19, 2019 at 6:58 pm

          There is no problem for name arrangement, however you can rearrange it during online registration

  45. Jenny marcel

    September 30, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    please what if you are married and have already changed your BVN to your husband’s name?

    • Humphery

      October 2, 2019 at 8:21 am

      Married or not married, the name on your BVN should correspond to whatever name you have on your school documents

  46. Ubandoma

    September 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    please is this nysc loan that u are talking about real? If yes when can we apply for it?

  47. Gracia Philips

    September 26, 2019 at 12:18 am

    My signatures are different.. Will that be a problem for me?

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:30 am


  48. Esther Unwene Otungban

    September 25, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    My name on document is Unwene Esther Otungban, while on my BVN is Esther Unwene Otungban, will dat be a problem
    Is not arranged

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Arrangement of not is not a problem. But there is a need to rearrange it during online registration…

  49. Solomon

    September 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    School documents bear meribea Solomon, BVN bears meribea Solomon chidera.

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:35 am

      Please update your BVN

  50. Gift

    September 25, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    How do one update his or her BVN please?

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Just go to your bank and tell them what you want

  51. emeka

    September 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    what of if my bvn is Uguru Daniel and my documents is Uguru Nwopoke Daniel

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Kindly update your BVN

  52. Cynthia love

    September 25, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Pls the date of birth in my BVN is 10/2/1994 while my jamb and school documents bears 9/2/1994 just want to know if is a problem

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:39 am

      It is not a problem

  53. Areola tobi Emmanuel

    September 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    My name is areola tobi Emmanuel but on my bvn is arinola tobi Emmanuel what should I do?

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Please go and update your BVN

  54. Abigail Woyengitari Peletiri

    September 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Please what if you’re married and you change your name on the bank account and bvn but didn’t change it on your school documents, will it be a problem too?

    • Humphery

      September 26, 2019 at 11:44 am

      You don’t need to change the name on your BVN… Your name on BVN and school documents should match!

  55. Diepreye

    September 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Good afternoon sir, please I did a change of name, have a publication and is not the same with the I graduated with.

  56. Fatoba segun

    September 23, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    What if you have “dupe ishola dada” as your bvn name and the one on your document is “dupe ishola makinde”

    • Humphery

      September 25, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      It is a problem, go and update your bvn

  57. Amara

    September 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    The name on my school documents are Ogbu Amara Stella while the one on my BVN is Ogbu Amarachi Stella..please will that affect me??

    • Humphery

      September 25, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      It is a problem, go and update your BVN

  58. Don-slide

    September 23, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    In a situation where some 1 operate with a bank when the BVN was not introduced.

  59. Ogba Cornelius

    September 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Sir, my name on school document is ogba Cornelius k. When they brought our school Senate list it was ogba Cornelius then I corrected it to be ogba Cornelius kosisochukwu while my bvn is ogba Cornelius now, will I update it as ogba Cornelius k. Or ogba Cornelius kosisochukwu.

    • Humphery

      September 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      Please, update your BVN to ogba Cornelius kosisochukwu

  60. ugwuezu vivian

    September 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Sir my name on bank is ugwueze vivian onyebuchi but my name in my documents is ugwuezu vivian onyebuchi so can I swear affidavit for that.

    • Humphery

      September 25, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      I can’t see difference from the two name you posted

  61. Zaccheaus Samuel

    September 23, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    my name on jamb list is Zaccheaus Samuel Ayobami and on the BVN is Zaccheaus Samuel Henry, any problem

    • Humphery

      September 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      It is a problem, go and update your bvn

  62. Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe

    September 13, 2019 at 5:37 am

    The name on my Jamb matriculation list is Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe but in my school documents and bvn it was abbreviated as Ishekwene Mudiakevwe. Will it affect me in camp?

    • Humphery

      September 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Please, what name is on your JAMB admission letter?

      • Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe

        September 14, 2019 at 1:07 pm

        The name on my jamb admission letter is Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe


    September 12, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    What about DOB?

  64. Nneoma

    September 11, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I changed only my surname on bvn not up to one month ago because I’m married, but I have newspaper change of name and marriage certificate that bears the same surname with my bvn surname, will there be any problem about that?

    • Humphery

      September 12, 2019 at 7:15 am

      Your name on your school documents must correspond with your name on the BVN. However you do it, make sure it correspond. You cannot bear two different names.

  65. Esther

    September 9, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    My name on my school document is Unwene Esther Otungban, while my name on my BVN is Esther Unwene Otungban, will it affect me

    • Humphery

      September 10, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Arrangement of name is not always a problem.Click here to see how to rearrange your name.

  66. Bisola

    September 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I want ask my name in my school document and my bvn is d same but not properly arranged will it affect me in camp

    • Humphery

      September 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm

      Arrangement of name is not a problem, however you can Click here for name correction

  67. Tolubori Dupe Job

    September 9, 2019 at 10:49 am

    what if you change your surname before you do your documentation at school and the name on your voters card is different from the one on your school id card only surname is different what can I do about that

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