The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have resolved to commence enforcement of the National Identification Number (NIN) on the new enhanced 10 years validity e-passport.
The President had on Tuesday, 15th January 2019 while unveiling the new enhanced e-passport with a 10-year validity, directed that the NIN which is issued by the NIMC be inserted as additional data in the new passports.
This was made known to DAILY POST by Loveday Chika Ogbonna, Head, Corporate Communications National Identity Management Commission and Sunday James, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Immigration Service.
This resolve to commence enforcement was agreed upon during a courtesy call by the Comptroller General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede MFR to the Director General NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz on Monday at the Commission’s headquarters.
The DG/CEO NIMC, in his address stated that the Commission had upgraded its software and infrastructure to enable the generation of the NIN in just micro seconds.
The CG NIS, commended NIMC for the upgrades which has resulted in instant and timely allocation of the NIN. He also reiterated the NIS willingness to accommodate NIMC in all its 44 diplomatic missions abroad and 42 locations in Nigeria to ensure that all Nigerians and Legal residents are enrolled into the National Identity Database