89 Million Nigerians Have Now Been Captured by NIMC

Aliyu Aziz, the Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has revealed that the Commission has so far captured 89 million people in the ongoing National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment.

Aliyu stated this in Abuja at a Press Conference to mark the 4th National Identity Day celebration held every 16th of September.

According to Aliyu, even with the recent successes recorded, the Commission is taking the enrolment campaign to the nooks and crannies of the country by engaging traditional institutions.

“As at today we have enrolled 89million people for the National Identify Number, NIN). When I became the DG we enrolled over 7million but you can see than we have enrolled additional 82 million We have been growing the data as every month we enrol 2 million people.

“The 89million are the mainstream people so there are still remaining the local people in village, Petty traders, market poeple and artisan in rural areas across the country who are yet to be enrolled,” He emphasised.

The NIMC Chief said to achieve this, “one of strategies is that we are partnering with the traditional instructions and leaders to create awareness on NIN enrolment at the grassroots because NIN is the right of everyone.

“You know that Identity is a tool for empowerment and greater use of digital Identity can help bring development and coordinating for better delivery of government services” Aziz said.

He also said that modification of names and birth date within the law, shouldn’t take more than 48 hours to be effected.

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“With our system modification of names and dates of birth within the law (5yrs) shouldn’t take more than 48 hours. Those that take longer is because we have to consult with other relevant stakeholders before we effect the modification.

“Though we have some that you can see clearly that it is an error from entry, like in a case where the child is three years younger than the mother. So we advise that any one who is not literate that is coming for enrollment should come with one literate person,” the NIMC Boss emphasized.