FG Give Fresh Directives On National Identity Number Enrolment
The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Engr Aliyu Aziz, has been directed to set up complaint units in every centre of the commission in order to be able to address issues faced by citizens during or after registrations.
The directive was issued by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami while receiving reports from the management team of the NIMC on their activities, Naija News understands.
Addressing the management team following the final transfer of the supervision of the commission to the ministry on the 7th October 2020, the Minister urged them to increase in the number of monthly Citizens’ Digital Identity Enrolments by 500% from the current figures.
Commending Aziz on the work done by his team so far on the NIMC enrollments, Pantami urged that the monthly enrolments should be boosted to 2.5million against the current number of 500,000.
The Minister again applauds Azia, noting that there has been a considerable increase in enrolments since he became the Chief Executive Officer of NIMC. Pantami, however, noted that there is still a need to multiply the monthly enrolment rate to 5 times the current rate.
Naija News understands that Pantami discussed the challenges militating against the success of NIMC’s activities, including the challenge of inadequate funds. He promised the NIMC team that he would do all he can to address these challenges.
He further assures that he will continue to communicate with NIMC from time to time until he is convinced that the performance of the Commission is enhanced significantly and efficient services are offered to citizens. Pantami urged Nigerians to enrol for their NIMC as soon as possible, noting that he will ensure the process of obtaining the secure digital identity comes with ease.
Again the Minister directed the Commission to run awareness campaigns on all media channels, including the use of Nigerian local languages to encourage citizens to obtain their digital identity.
Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council has approved Nigeria’s annual payment of $2m to the West African Power Pool, Naija News reports.