NIN/BVN Linkage: Nigerians lash out over CBN’s directive

The Central Bank, through Nigerian banks, has recently sent out notifications urging customers to link their National Identification Number (NIN) and Bank Verification Number (BVN). 

However, the hashtag #NIN/BVN has been trending on X, with numerous customers expressing concerns about the emotional and physical turmoil involved in the rush to complete the linkage.  

While some customers view this as a redundant process due to the documentation already required during the account opening, Nairametrics discovered that many may have linked their BVN but have not yet linked their NIN, as mandated by the new directive.