The picture of heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, applying for his National Identification card has generated mixed reactions on social media.
The professional boxer was recently at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office in Abuja, the nation’s capital, for the registration.
The pictures were shared by NIMC of their official Twitter handle with the caption, “Anthony Joshua enrolls for the National Identification Number and issued his NIN slip.”
In reaction to the post, many Nigerians were quick to lodge their complaints that since they applied, they were yet to get their NIN number. They opined that Nigerians should be treated equally despite the status.
Some others in their reactions explained how they got their NIN immediately after they enrolled.
See reactions below…
But then it takes a commoner 100years to get it after enrollment
— DonAlfonso (@DonAlfonso99) February 18, 2020
Anthony Joshua got his slip same day! But you people will tell me to come back in 2 weeks. You’re all wicked
— Uncle Lanfe (@OAdelanfe) February 18, 2020
Useless people… yen yen yen.. an average man will go there and he be rubbished by their illmannered staffs.. awon ode
— ICUMIN2MINUTES🔴💯 (@austinesmith28) February 18, 2020
Lucky guy. He didn’t have to wait 5 years for a piece of paper.
— Kenneth (@Askforken) February 18, 2020
Nobody waited 5 years for the piece of paper.
— HENRY Okelue (@4eyedmonk) February 18, 2020
When and where will I also register and get my slip instantly?
— Adebayo Abayomi O (@naijapasito) February 18, 2020
Are you Anthony Joshua?
— Ooni of Ife Heir😜 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@Leksidetfk) February 18, 2020
Why not? I got my too same day its the permanent cards that take years, 3years plus have not gotten the PC
— Comrade Isaiah (@tunde_isaiah) February 18, 2020
Pls dial *346# on the number you used to register your bvn. Follow the process and you would get you NIN, charge is 20naira. You can take the NIN to any other centre and they would reprint the slip for you.
— Fine Wine (@bimbexy) February 19, 2020
The slip no hard to get. Me sef get am the same day. How far the main kpali na? My own dey pending since 2018. Na una need am pass me?
— FitPro🇳🇬 (@_sattire) February 18, 2020
Joshua is known for his deep connection to his roots. He recently presented his IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO titles to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The 30-year-old celebrated his victories with the President when the Nigerian leader met with some Nigerians living in the United Kingdom.
Excited Joshua also prostrated to pay homage to President Buhari, in line with the tradition of the Yoruba cultural group.