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FG wants NIN mandatory for all govt services

The Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Azeez, has called for the mandatory use of the National Identity Number (NIN),…

The Director General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Azeez, has called for the mandatory use of the National Identity Number (NIN), as a requirement for accessing all kinds of government services.

Azeez made the call on Thursday in Abuja when he led a delegation of NIMC management staff on a visit to the Director General of Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, in his office.

According to the NIMC boss, their visit was to register their gratitude to Arabi and his team at the bureau, for facilitating the adoption of NIN in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB’s) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) and also the Nigerian Immigration’s International Passport.

He said that the number of Nigerians who have enrolled for their NIN has risen to 75 million, from seven million in 2015.

Azeez also said that their agency has developed the NIMC mobile App, with which members of the general public can access vital information about their NIN enrolment and print out.

Responding, Arabi lauded the NIMC boss for the remarkable work he is doing to actualize the corporate mandate of the commission, and to also facilitate the enrolment of millions of Nigerians into its citizens’ database.

He urged other management staff of NIMC to support Engr. Azeez, whom he said has remained steadfast and committed to actualizing the visions and missions of the commission, being its Chief Enrolment Officer.

Arabi assured that BPSR is ready to deploy its Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) program on NIMC, with a view to identifying the areas of weakness and challenges facing the commission, amid the great successes it has also recorded.