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National ID: NIMC targets 28m capture by December

The National IdentityManagement Commission (NIMC) is targeting to capture some 28 million Nigerians in its data base before December 31, this year, reports ITRealms.

Revealing this to ITRealms in Lagos, the Director-General and Chief Enrollment Officer (CEO) of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, said they have currently captured 18.5 million as at the last count.

According to him, efforts are ongoing to ensure this mile stone is achieved within the specified time.

He pointed out that as at 2015, some 7 million Nigerians were captured in the National Identity Management System and as at December 2016, NIMC has registered and captured 14 million people.

Till date, the DG told ITRealms, NIMC has established enrollment centers in 809 locations, 556 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across 36 states of the federation.

Equally, the Director-General said, this is in addition to some 215 special centers nationwide.

NIMC under his watch, he said, has been envisioned to provide sustainable world class identity management solutions, to enhance governance and service delivery in Nigeria by 2019.

Aziz, further warned that Nigerians who are yet to register and obtain the National Identification Number (NIN) issued by the Commission, may suffer the risk of being branded as a non-Nigerian citizen in the next few years.

He advised Nigerians that yet to get registered or captured in the NIMC database to quickly ensure they do so as soon as possible.

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Pix: D-G NIMC, Mr. Aziz with media consultant, Mr. Mkpe Abang at a press conference recently in Lagos.

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