Good news As Court orders the extension of NIN registration by two months

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The deadline for registering for a National Identity Number has been extended by two months by Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Lagos, effective Tuesday, March 23. She gave the order while delivering a ruling in a fundamental rights suit brought by a lawyer, Monday Ubani, against the Nigerian government, the Attorney General of the Federation, and the Niger Delta Development Commission.

Feder High Court orders the extension of by two months…

The deadline for registering for a National Identity Number has been extended by two months by Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Lagos, effective Tuesday, March 23.

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She gave the order while delivering a ruling in a fundamental rights suit brought by a lawyer, Monday Ubani, against the Nigerian government, the Attorney General of the Federation, and the Niger Delta Development Commission.

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Court orders the extension of by two months

Part of the court paper read

“A declaration that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rising cases in Nigeria presently, the deadline was given by the 1st, 3rd and 4th Respondents to the Applicant and over 200 million Nigerians to register their SIM Cards with NIN, will lead to a rush, thereby resulting to clustering of the Applicant and other Nigerian citizens in a centre, subjecting him to the possibility of easily contracting the Covid-19 virus, and such will amount to a violation of his fundamental right to life as protected by section 33(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

 

An order halting the said ultimatum given by the 1st, 3rd and 4th Respondents to telecommunications operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with NIN.”

 

Delivering her judgment, Justice Onyetenu granted all the reliefs sought by Ubani

 

Court orders the extension of by two months

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