The Nigeria Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC) has issued National Identity Number (NIN) to no fewer than 30 million Nigerians.
This is according to the Lagos Regional Coordinator of NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.
Naija News gathered that Mr. Adegoke, while imploring Nigerian to enroll for capturing for the National Identity Number (NIN) said that outlets for registration have been established in all the 2o Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State.
“The Director-General, Mr Aliyu Aziz, said that NIMC has issued NIN to about 30 million Nigerians while more than 100,000 printed cards are awaiting collection.
“Our mandate in this agency is to ensure that every Nigerian is issued a personal identification number as it is done in other countries of the world.
” For this reason, the agency has spread its registration centres across all the local governments of Lagos State to bring them nearer to residents,” he said.
He said that NIMC was committed to developing the identity eco-system in Nigeria and harmonise all identity-related databases in the country.
The official said that NIMC was partnering with organizations such as banks to make NIN a mandatory requirement for transactions.