FG moves NIMC to Ministry of Interior to ease NIN, passports processing


Federal Government has moved the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Interior.

The NIMC will now be supervised by the Minister of Interior Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.

The NIMC was until now supervised by the newly-established Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, under the immediate past administration of President Muhamadui Buhari with Prof Isa Pantami as minister.

According to the Presidency, Wednesday, the decision to move the NIMC was reached ‘in order to address the intractable problems associated with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) as one of the major conditions for seamless application and obtaining of International Passports and other travelling documents.’

The Presidency further disclosed that the process of moving out the NIMC to the Ministry of Interior ‘is being accelerated in line with President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s directive to remove all impediments and bottlenecks from obtaining NIN, and Passports.’

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