The National Identity Management Commission, on Friday stated that it had captured more than 33 million Nigerian in its database as at October 2018.
Mr Loveday Ogbonna, the head of Corporate Communication in NIMC, stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, in Abuja, he further revealed that the figure released comprises of both adults and children.
He, however pointed out the low turnout in the registration of children in the National Identification Number.
In his statement he revealed that the registration for NIN is a lifetime opportunity and registering as individuals will enhance and strengthen service delivery in the country.
Ogbonna further stated that obtaining NIN would promote socio-economic inclusion as well as development for hundreds of poor people in the country.
He took the opportunity to call on Nigerians and Legal Residents to take their children and wards of all ages fro the registration at any NIMC registration centre across the country.
“Enrolement of minors is ongoing and has no age bracket, parents are encouraged to bring children that are one year and above so that the camera can capture their faces very well.
“What we have observed is that it is difficult to take pictures of children below one year, so we advise parents to wait until their kids are one year old.
“Parents and guardians must present their NIN and their children’s birth certificate before their children or ward can be enrolled and issued a National Identification Number,’’ he said.