NIMC issues NIN to over 20 million Nigerians

NIMC issues NIN to over 20 million NigeriansOver 20million Nigerians have been registered into the National Identity Database with National Identification Number (NIN), the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Monday, disclosed.

It said the new enrolment figure was reached last Wednesday.

The Commission made the disclosure in a statement issued in Abuja  on Monday by the Head of Corporate Communications NIMC, Chika Lovesday.

It also said more enrolment Centres has been setup across the 36 States of the federation and the FCT, bringing the number of enrolment centres to about 805.

With the deployment of additional enrolment centres, the commission said it is currently active in 556 Local Government Areas (LGAs), and is working to activate dormant centres in the remaining 218 LGAs in order to expand enrolment coverage.

It said this is in line with the Director General/CEO of the Commission, Engr. Aliyu Aziz’s goal to register 28 million Nigerians into the database, by the end of December, 2017.

“the Commission has continued to record exponential growth in the population of the database, despite the challenges facing the Commission, even as the country gradually exists recession.

“It will be recalled that the Commission had little above seven (7) million NINs in the database when Engr. Aziz took over the mantle of leadership in November, 2015.

“Despite the challenges and constraints, the Director General who is undaunted, has continued to manage the scarce resources, to ensure that the database is populated before commencing enforcement of the mandatory use of the NIN for all identity based transactions,”the statement reads.


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