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NIMC begins Diaspora enrolment in South Africa on Wednesday


Aliyu Abubakar Aziz

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said that it is set to commence enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in South Africa into the National Identity Database (NIDB) for the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN).

The Director-General, NIMC, Mr. Aliyu Aziz, in a statement at the weekend in Abuja, said the launch of the Diaspora enrolment in South Africa was in collaboration with a licensed partner, Messrs Thebez Global Resources Limited (TGR), in a bid to ensure that Nigerians living outside the country were not disenfranchised.

He said the South Africa NIN enrolment centre, which is located at 205 Rivonia Road, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2057 would open for enrolment from Wednesday, March 6 and appointments could be made via the TGR website,, as from Monday, March 4, 2019.


According to him, six Nigerian companies have been licensed to work with their respective partners across all countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America to carry out the enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

“They will be issued the National Identification Number (NIN) upon enrolment and subsequently the General Multipurpose Card (GMPC),” he said.

He, however, said that requisite standard, guidelines and regulations had been put in place to ensure effective implementation of the NIMS as well as provide the right platform for providing digital identity for Nigerians and legal residents as well as Nigerians in Diaspora.

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