Focus On Getting National Identification Numbers, NIMC DG Tells Nigerians
Mr Aliyu Aziz, Director-General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has advised Nigerians to focus on getting the National Identification Number (NIN) rather than clamouring for the e-ID card.
Aziz gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, saying that the commission’s main focus was providing identity to all Nigerians. Let us focus
According to him, the commission has the approval of the Federal Government to ensure the sustainability of the system. He also said that it is the first issuance of the NIN slip and the e-ID card that is free. If you come back for the NIN slip to be reprinted you will pay us N500, if you come back for the card to be reprinted again you pay for the cost of the card. It is not a new policy. So I want the public to focus on the NIN,” he reiterated. The director-general, however, said that so far the commission had enrolled 38 million Nigerians out of the 200 million estimated Nigeria population.