The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has set a new target of registering 78 million Nigerians into its data base before the end of the year. So far, it has enrolled over 28 million Nigerians and legal residents into the National Identity Database (NID) and issued them the National Identification Number (NIN).
The milestone was attained last January 10. NIMC Director-General/CEO, Aliyu A. Aziz, said more 50 million Nigerians and legal residents would be registered and issued with NIN by December.
In December 2016, when the enrolment stood at only 14 million, the NIMC chief promised to double the figure to capture 28 million Nigerians and legal residents into the database by last December, a target that was met few days after the end of December.
NIMC Head, Corporate Communication, Loveday Chika Ogbonna, quoted the CEO as saying that the achievement could not have been possible, but for the dedication, commitment and sacrifices made by the commission’s workers.
Photo Caption: NIMC Director-General/CEO, Aliyu A. Aziz