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account number

A unique number assigned to users that identifies them to the entity establishing the account. A social security number, bank account number and credit card number are common account numbers. An account number can be assigned to any category of individuals or organizations, including employees, customers, vendors and contractors.

Not Necessarily Numeric or Stored as Numeric
Account numbers may contain a combination of alphabetic characters and numeric digits. However, even when they are only numeric, they are often stored in the computer as an alphanumeric "character" field. In the following example, numbers can be assigned to state, city and customer. If the account number field is defined as characters (a "string"), the city and state can be searched independently of the customer. See string and account.

SubfieldPositions in Field

   State Code    1-2
   City Code     3-5
   Customer #    6-14
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Mission creep refers to the gradual expansion of data usage for purposes beyond those that justified the initial collection of information.(51) Critics worry about the subject's resultant loss of information control where, for example, an identification number is created to track benefits, but slowly expands to a national identification number that tracks all personal information.(52)
Eligible Nigerian adults and children may walk-in without any prior appointments for the National Identification Number enrolment and subsequently for the General Multi Purpose Card (GMPC) issuance.
The newly launched centre will offer diaspora enrollment services for Nigerians residing in South Africa with their National Identification Number (NIN) issuance.
He said the move was to ensure adequate security of data being collected from citizens and legal residents as the commission gears up to attain 100 per cent enrolment in the on-going efforts to ensure every Nigerian is enrolled and issued the National Identification Number (NIN).
The Union Health Minister said that other digital Health IT initiatives include an Inter-operable Electronic Health Records (EHR) System, Patient Feedback System (MeraAspatal), Personal Health Record Management System (PHRMS), National Identification Number (NIN) for both public and private health facilities (it is an unique identification number for health facilities).
The National Identity ManagementCommission (NIMC) has disclosed that the mandatory use of the National Identification Number (NIN) will kick start by January 1st, 2019.
He, however, disclosed that the commission had partnered the National orientation Agency (NOA) to sensitise the public on the importance of obtaining the National Identification Number, as part of measures to address the problem of low turnout.
The State Manager of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Chukwuemeka Modebelu, urged the National Orientation Agency in the State to partner the commission in educating the people on the importance of the National Identification Number harmonisation programme through its grass-roots sensitisation and mobilisation mechanisms.
Chika added that it is after the update that the child would be issued with a National Identification Number (NIN) card.
Speaking at the flag-off, the director general explained that registration for the residency card allows every resident of the state to have a National Identification Number (NIN), which is crucial for planning purposes.

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