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NIN: Enrolment Takes Just Five Minutes-Pantami

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The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said that the process for enrolling for the National Identification Number (NIN) should not exceed five minutes.

Pantami stated this while reacting to complaints that the process consumes the time of applicants.

The minister made this disclosure on Friday, January 8, during a programme on Channels TV.

He also stated that prospective applicants can “complete the form virtually without visiting any office.”

However, he said that the only condition for visiting National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is because of other important updates into the electronic database like biometrics.

“You can complete the form virtually without visiting any office but there are things that require you (to be there) physically like your biometrics; you cannot submit your biometrics without you (being there) physically.

“Each person takes around three to five minutes to complete the registration and go as long as you have completed your form.”

Reacting to the large crowds besieging the NIMC offices across the country, he said 95% of NIN applicants appear at the agency’s offices uninvited.

“All the crowds you have been seeing in Abuja or Lagos, 90 per cent or even 95 per cent of them were not part of those invited to be captured. They only go there and stay outside the gates.”

Meanwhile, the staff of the NIMC have suspended their strike action barely 24 hours after shunning their official duties over alleged poor welfare amid COVID-19 pandemic.

This was made known by the president of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) NIMC unit, Asekokhai Lucky, on Friday, January 8, in Abuja.

Lucky said the strike was suspended after a meeting between the leadership of the agency and the representatives of the federal government. According to him, workers of the commission across the country were being contacted to resume work by Monday, January 11, and begin the enrolment of citizens for the NIN.

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