The acting Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Abisoye Coker-Odusote, has said that it is criminal to engage third-party or offer bribes to officials in order to expedite National Identification Number (NIN) registration or modifications.
Coker-Odusote, in a statement yesterday, stressed the importance of adhering to proper procedures established by NIMC.
She said the commission was committed to ensuring that all registration processes were carried out seamlessly and in strict accordance with existing laws and regulations.
“We have a responsibility to safeguard the integrity of the NIN modification process and to protect the rights of every Nigerian citizen. Engaging third-party services or paying bribes compromises this process and is against the law,” she said.
She urged Nigerians to resist extortions in line with the federal government’s anti-corruption campaign.
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“National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has zero tolerance for corruption,” she warned.
She said the commission would maintain the security and credibility of the NIN system, and safeguard Nigerians’ interests.
“We are fully committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics and integrity in our operations. All complaints should be sent to [email protected]. We encourage the public to report any unethical practices they encounter during the NIN modification process,” the NIMC boss added.