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NIMC has enrolled over 28m Nigerians, legal residents, says DG


National identity card by NIMC

Over 28million people have been enrolled by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Aliyu A. Aziz, disclosed this yesterday.

He said the enrolled citizens, who also include legal residents, have been given their National Identification Numbers (NIN).

The DG disclosed that the commission has also set a new target to enroll additional 50 million Nigerians and legal residents by December 2018. He explained that only14million people were registered in December 2016, which the commission had promised to double in 2017.
According to him, this achievement could not have been possible, but for the dedication, commitment and sacrifices made by officials of the commission.

Aziz added that the unalloyed support by governments at all levels, also aided the achievements, despite the economic meltdown that the country recently had.

According to him, the push for the mandatory use of the NIN from stakeholders and partners of the commission, in both private and public sectors, also contributed to the feat.

He commended members of the Harmonisation Committee, which the Federal Government had set up to match all identification data.
He revealed that the committee is made up of about 23 Federal Government agencies, which are stakeholders in the identity sector. 

“Indeed, their commitment towards the process contributed to the growth of the commission’s database, as well as the increased awareness about NIN,” he said.
He explained that NIN gives the citizens a lot of privileges, some of which include one-person-one-identity and ability to verify and authenticate individual’s identity.

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