Govt to Nigerians: Enrol for National ID personally

Govt to Nigerians: Enrol for National ID personally

Govt to Nigerians: Enrol for National ID personally

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has enjoined Nigerians and other legal residents to do their online pre-enrolment themselves with the use of any Internet enabled-devices like PC, phones and tablets.

The Commission warned Nigerians who want to pre-enroll to beware of fraudulent persons posing as NIMC agents and charging money in the name of the identity management agency to enrol people and issue National Identification Number (NIN).

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Chris Onyemenam, Director General of NIMC”]Onyemenam warned that double registration is not allowed as it would amount to exercise in futility for the system is capable of dictating double registration and anybody who attempt to do so will be caught and punished as provided by the law.[/blockquote]
The agency urged Nigerians to visit its website, www.nimc.gov.ng, and fill the pre-enrollment form and print out a unique barcode. After this, they can proceed to any of the enrolment centres for their biometric data capture and issuance of their unique NIN.

NIMC promised to activate more enrolment centre nationwide for the convenience of Nigerians and legal residents.

The appeal to Nigerians come just as NIMC announced that it has taken off the NIN Mobile Enrolment in FCT with pilot enrolment exercise targeted at major markets, shopping plazas, villages, settlements and satellite towns.

Govt to Nigerians: Enrol for National ID personally
Chris Onyemenam, Director General of NIMC

Chris Onyemenam, Director General of NIMC, said that the plan is to ensuring that the national ID manager captures all eligible Nigerians and legal residence wherever they live and resides in Federal Capital territory.

According to him, locations would not be a barrier as NIMC would provide enough Mobile Enrolment Vans to go into villages, markets, shopping plazas, settlements and satellite towns hinterlands, where NIMC cannot readily set-up permanent NIN enrolment Centres.

“This is not only in FCT but will reach all other states in the Federation as soon as the Commission receives the delivery of the remaining mobile enrolment vans” Onyemenam said while also noting that apart from the Mobile NIN enrolment Van that is capable of moving on rough roads, similar arrangement are being made to explore ways by which those in the creeks, riverside, camps and water side areas can be captured too.

The NIMC chief said that the agency took delivery of DataCard personalization machines and four Mobile enrolment Vans from a US manufacturing company all in the effort to ensure quick and effective enrolment exercise for Nigerians living both in urban and rural areas.

The Director General also informed that upon arrival of the vans, the NIMC’s in house Technical Services Team installed the enrolment systems and other parameters in the Mobile Vans and they have commenced enrolments.

He explained that each of the van has two major compartments, the waiting room, which can accommodate three persons at a time and the enrolment room, which has four sets of computer systems.

Onyemenam warned that double registration is not allowed as it would amount to exercise in futility for the system is capable of dictating double registration and anybody who attempt to do so will be caught and punished as provided by the law.

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