Nigerians in UAE, UK now to enrol for NIN ― NIMC

THE National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) can now enrol for the National Identity Number (NIN).

The commission had recently kicked-off diaspora enrolment in South Africa in line with its mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria and the diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria are enrolled into the National Identity Database and issued the unique National Identification Number (NIN) to applicants upon successful enrolment.

In a statement issued and signed by the Commission’s Head, Corporate Communications, Loveday Chika Ogbonna in Abuja on Monday, it said the NIN enrolment in UAE and the UK is in collaboration with the Defcon Systems Limited (DSL) and the National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL), Nigerian Companies licensed by the NIMC to serve as its agents, and carry out enrolment services across the globe with a view to ensuring best-in-class services and inclusivity.

According to the commission, the exercise will involve the demographic & biometrics data capture of all Nigerian citizens residing in the two countries.

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“The UAE and UK programme is scheduled to take off on 26th and 29th March 2019 respectively.

Director General (DG) of the Commission Engr. Aliyu Aziz in the statement, further reiterated that the programme will make it easier for Nigerians in Diaspora to be identified as the FG has made the possession of NIN a mandatory requirement for elections, Bank account opening, Land Transactions, access to Legal/health services, acquisition/renewal of the International Passport, Driver’s License and the ECOWAS travel document, amongst others.

He added that the rollout of additional locations in other cities across the globe where Nigerians reside will be concluded and announced in due course.

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