Telecommunication Firm, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of the National Identity Number (NIN) registration exercise in its retail outlets across the country.

This followed the latest approval from the Federal Government granting the company a verification and enrolment license to register citizens.

According to the firm, some select retail outlets are already opened in Lagos and Abuja for the exercise, adding that it is presently working on expanding NIN footprints to cover more areas and States.

“Residents of Abuja can now visit Transcorp Hilton situated in Mataima or Airtel showrooms at Carpet Plaza and Kano Crescent in Wuse 2, while those in Lagos can walk into Airtel Express Point, Oyin Jolayemi, Victoria Island or Airtel showroom in Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.

“Lagos residents can also visit the Airtel showroom in Tejuosho, Yaba; Airtel showroom in Isheri Road, Ogba and the Airtel showroom in Oba Akran, Ikeja to register for the NIN exercise,” it informed further.

Speaking on the development, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, commended Federal Government for expanding the registration footprints and taking definitive steps to smoothen registration process for Nigerians.

He said, “Airtel is always seeking opportunities to co-operate and partner with the Nigerian government on initiatives that will make life easier and better for Nigerians.

“As a law abiding and responsible corporate citizen, we are always ready to go extra mile for our esteemed stakeholders and that is why we are pleased to partner with the federal government and the National Identity Management Commission on citizens’ registration exercise”, he said.