News/Events » National Identity Number Will Be Made Compulsory Soon by: Ninoevans(m) .:. Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 - 01:03:23:am GMT
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has revealed that the National Identity Number (NIN) will soon be made mandatory for Citizens for accessing government services and interventions.
Minister in charge of the ministry, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), said this when he received a briefing from the Management team of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on their activities following the final transfer of the supervision of the commission to the ministry on the 7th October 2020.
He called on the commission to ensure a 500% increase in the number of monthly Citizens' Digital Identity Enrolments-up from the current 500,000 monthly enrolments to 2.5million monthly enrolments.
The minister, however commended the Director-General of NIMC, Engr Aliyu A. Aziz, for his commitment, noting that there has been a considerable increase in enrolments since he became the Chief Executive Officer of NIMC but maintained that there is still a need to raise the bar even higher.
He assured the NIMC team that he will do all he can, to address the challenges, especially those of funding, being faced by the commission.
According to his Spokesperson, Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, the minister also stated that he is "committed to ensuring that citizens easily obtain secure digital identity" and urged them to "enroll as soon as possible."
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Re: National Identity Number Will Be Made Compulsory Soon by: Phaithh(f) .:. Sat, 17 Oct, 2020 - 07:13:21:pm GMT
Well, that's good then, I mean, I discovered lately that virtually all applications these days require this NIN. loans, grants, scholarships, especially international scholarships.
Re: National Identity Number Will Be Made Compulsory Soon by: Omotayodavid(m) .:. Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 - 09:14:48:pm GMT
It is so unbelievable how we handle the process of National Identification in Nigeria, the NIN registration makes life easy as the citizens profiles are secured and stored in the database set up to track the records of the citizens occupying the country. It has increasingly become an issue even to get registered and issued an identity card due to lack of proper equipment and efficient personnel to take up this assignment.
Re: National Identity Number Will Be Made Compulsory Soon by: Jerrythegifted(m) .:. Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 - 06:34:53:am GMT
I remembered the last time I did mine, Jamb said we needed the National ID card for registration, so everyone rushed to do theirs, it was really stressful for us, because we kept on going home and coming back the next day. The first one I did was in paper form, they said there is another one that comes in plastic, well, they said that one will be available few years from now.