Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has licensed telecommunications companies in the country to commence registration of National Identity Number (NIN) applicants, in order to reduce the large crowds at the agency’s offices.
Director-General, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, while responding to steps taken by the agency to address the complaints made by citizens and the crowds at the commission’s offices, Wednesday, said some other private and public organisations have also been licensed by the commission to avoid overcrowding at the commission’s offices.
“We have licensed private and public sector organisations including telcos (telecommunications companies) so as to create more centers”.
This is coming on the heels of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, constituted a committee to address the demands of NIMC employees.
Following the difficulty in registration, the federal government extended the deadline from December 30, 2020, to February 9, 2021, and 3 weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020, to January 19, 2020.