Monday, May 26, 2014

NIMC opens enrolment centre @NOA hdqters, Omire urges mass participation

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has opened an enrollment centre for National Identity Database and issued the National Identification Number (NIN) at the head office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), reports ITRealms.

The Director, Corporate Communications at NIMC, Mr. Anthony Okwudiafor, confirmed this to ITRealms and quoted the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, as urging Nigerians to ensure that they are enrolled in the National Identity Database and got issued the National Identification Number (NIN).
Flagging off the exercise at the Enrolment Centre, NOA National Headquarters in Abuja, Mr. Omeri commended NIMC for deploying Enrolment equipment to the NOA office premises.

Mr. Omeri noted that with the current state of unrest in the country, the National Identity Management Systems (NIMS) project has become imperative, urging Nigerians to support and key into this project.

He invited all eligible Nigerians and applicants to get enrolled, pointing out that by creating a unique National database and means of identity verification and authentication will provide a platform for verifying people’s identity; which will in turn boost the national security and economic development.

“The collaboration between the two institutions is necessary and must be emulated by other organisations, as it abides by the Federal Government policy of recognising and keeping citizens identity records," he said.

Omeri also was quoted as commending the Director General/CEO of NIMC, Barrister Chris ‘E Onyemenam and staff for their hard work and diligence and restated his commitment to work in partnership with NIMC.

Equally speaking, NIMC director-general, Barrister Onyemenam expressed his gratitude to God and also thanked Mr. Omeri for his support and cooperation towards making the NIMC Mandate a reality.

He reiterated the importance of having an Identity Database and noted that the security challenges in the country were enough reasons for everyone to ensure that the Commissions Mandate is met. 

He also thanked the President, Goodluck Jonathan for his support towards the implementation of the NIMS project.

The NIMC DG added that the full list of all NIMC Enrolment Centres could be accessed on the website, and enjoined applicants to log onto the NIMC pre-enrolment portal to pre-enrol and then proceed to any NIMC Enrolment Centre for biometrics data capture.

Emphasising that the NOA Enrolment Centre is open to all NOA staff, staff of parastatals and to the general public.

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Photo: NIMC director-general, Barrister Onyemenam

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