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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has established over 200 new enrolment centers across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with four of them located in Cross River state.
It has also commenced enrolment exercises for the National Identification Number (NIN) in these centers in the last 10 weeks, the director of operations, Mrs Cecilia Yahaya, has disclosed.
According to the director, the NIMC is committed to ensuring that the deployment of all enrolment infrastructures based on global best practices is done expeditiously to enable the NIMC meet the presidential directive of December 31, 2014.
Yahaya said some of the enrolment centers located in Cross River State are in: Akpabuyo, Odukpani, Biase, Ogoja and the University of Calabar.
Other are located in Alimosho, Eti-Osa, Lekki, Agege, Army Barracks Ojo, Ipaja, all in Lagos state, Gerei, Minchika, Song and Mayobelwa in Adamawa State; Nnewi North, Onitsha North and South, Aniocha, and Ogbaru in Anambra State.
Other centers are Kano Municipal, Madoni, Kura, Wudil, Gezawa Tarauni in Kano State; Alkaleri, Dass, Toro, Katagun in Bauchi; Ivo, Ishilu, Izzi in Ebonyi State among others.
Yahaya added that a number of enrolment centers have also been opened in more tertiary institutions nationwide. They include University of Ilorin, IBB University Lapai, Federal University of Technology, Minna, University of Benin, Maritime Academy, Covenant University, Crawford University, University of Kastina, Kaduna Polytechnic, Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi, Federal polytechnic Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
She advised all eligible applicants to visit the NIMC website, www.nimc.gov.ng, to see the full list of enrolment centers closest to them.
The director further explained that the deployment of these enrolment centers is to facilitate as well as fast-track the enrolment of all Nigerians wherever they may reside.
“with the deployment of these new enrolment centers, we now have close to 400 enrolment centers nationwide; while about 50 others will be deployed in the next one month. These would no doubt fast-track enrolment.”
Speaking further, Yahaya noted that the commission has captured the data of close to three million Nigerians, and hinted that the newly deployed enrolment centres will see aggressive attempts to grow the number of enrolments from 60,000 a day to 100,000 a day.
She encouraged eligible applicants to take advantage of the NIMC pre-enrolment portal, www.ninenrol.gov.ng, to pre-enrol for the national identification number (NIN) before proceeding to enrolment center closest to them for biometrics data capture.
“Applicants are further advised to come along with supporting documents such as birth certificate, driver’s licence, international passport, voter’s identity card, etc, to complete enrolment and get the NIN,” she said.
Yahaya added that the scheme will help to protect Nigerians from identity theft and fraud by providing a simple, reliable, sustainable and universally acceptable means of confirming people’s identity at all times.
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