The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has said its enrolment, verification and other identification systems are working optimally as the National Identification Number (NIN) becomes mandatory to access all government services.
In a statement by the commission’s head, corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke the commission reassured Nigerians that the provision of top-notch identification services, in line with the Federal Government’s effort to provide a reliable, sustainable and verifiable foundational identification system for all Nigerians and Legal residents.
“In a similar vein, NIMC wishes to state that enrollment and issuance of the NIN are free. The commission has zero tolerance for any form of extortion and, as such, enjoins the public to report any case of extortion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on all approved fees for other services is listed on the commission’s website www.nimc.gov.ng.
“Furthermore, NIMC seeks to notify the public that it is aware of the antics of some unscrupulous individuals using its forged document to seek collaboration with state and local governments, to collect money to enrol and issue the NIN, especially for students in primary and secondary schools across the country. The commission has not sent anyone or any organisation to do so. The public is kindly advised to report such individuals or organisations to email@example.com or +2348157691011 (WhatsApp only).
“The commission wishes to thank President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, the management and the staff of NIMC for their worthy contributions to the unprecedented success of the NIN project,” the statement read.