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.

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.

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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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Updated: January 9, 2020 — 8:48 am

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

  2. 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

    1. Go to the nearest branch of the bank

  3. 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

    1. Go to the branch of the bank to complain

  4. 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?

    1. Drop your normal account with them.

  5. 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

    1. 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)

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. Ali Kabiru Muhammed

    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

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

  8. 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?

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

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

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

    1. You have no problem provided that you graduated before 30

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

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

  13. Ibrahim Abba mohammed

    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.

  14. How can I change my date of birth with jamb

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