Pantami Commissions NIMC Diaspora Centre In UAE

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Isa Pantami
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has officially opened the third National Identification Number (NIN) diaspora Enrolment center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Pantami, who was accompanied by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) director-general, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that all Nigerians, especially those in the diaspora, have the foundational identity. He called on all Nigerians living and working in the UAE to enroll and be issued the NIN.

The newly opened center managed by NIMC-licensed diaspora enrollment partner, Knowledge Square and Plectrum Limited brings the total number of centers opened in 38 countries to 152. The Dubai center is located on the 19th floor, Conrad Tower, Sheik Zayed Road, Trade Center 1, Dubai, UAE.

Meanwhile, Pantami used the occasion to showcase and educate Nigerians in the diaspora on the recently launched FG NIN Tokenization Policy which was unveiled on September 16, 2021, by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, as part of his administration’s policy of ensuring the protection of data of all NIN holders, especially for verification to access all government services.

A statement by the commission’s head of corporate communications, Kayode Adegoke, recalled that the FGN had earlier announced March 31, 2022 as the deadline for the adaptation of the Tokenization NIN Verification Policy by both the public and private sectors. NIMC shall cut-over all verification transactions to the NIN Tokenization Service with effect from March 31, 2022.

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