Just In: Anthony Joshua Enrols for National Identification Number (NIN)

A popular British professional boxer and of Nigerian origin, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, enrols for the compulsory National Idenfication Number (NIN) registration today.

This is happening as the Federal Government has declared intention of making NIN a prerequisite for being a Nigerian citizen and obtaining services like application for and issuance of passport, registration of voters, opening of bank accounts, all consumer credit transactions, purchase of insurance policies, transactions with social security implications, all land related transactions, transactions specified under the contributory health insurance scheme, payment of taxes, transactions pertaining to pension, admission into schools and all other relevant government services.

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire , is the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. He had part of his early life in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School, Ikenne before moving over to UK.

As of December 2019, Joshua is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by
BoxRec and third by The Ring magazine and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board , as well as the eighth best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec.

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