The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has gazetted and published five regulations, following an approval received from the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of Justice in November, 2017. Its Head, Corporate Communication, Loveday Ogbonna, said the gazetted regulations are Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number (NIN) Regulations, 2017; Nigeria Biometrics Standard Regulations, 2017.
Others are Registration of Persons and Contents of the National Identity Database Regulations, 2017; Access to Register Information in the National Identity Database Regulations, 2017; and Licensing of the Frontend Services of the National Identity Management Commission Regulations, 2017.
Justifying the supplementary regulations, its General Manager, Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services (LR&CS), Mrs. Hadiza Dagabana said it was essential towards the realisation of NIMC’s mandate in coming years. “It is necessary to promulgate regulations which consist of the set of principles, practices, policies, processes and procedures to be utilised to achieve the desired objectives.
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