NIMC: anyone without National Identification Number will not be regarded as a Nigerian


The National Identity Management Commission
(NIMC) has said it has a target, to register 28
million Nigerians into the National Identification
Number (NIN) system by the end of 2017.

The Director General of NIMC, Mr Aliyu Aziz, made
this known at a media briefing on Saturday in
Lagos.
Aziz said that anyone without the NIN issued by the
commission, ran the risk of being regarded as a
non-citizen.
“The commission embarked on an enrolment
strategy in 2012 which has grown exponentially
since 2015.

“Now we have reached 18.5 million and the focus
which is our goal is that by 2017 ending, the
commission would have reached 28 million people.
“The main aim of the registration is to have a single
identification,” he said. 


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