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NIN: FG Unveils Enrolment Centres For Diplomats



Mary Leonard

Members of the diplomatic corps resident in Nigeria can now enrol for National Identity Number (NIN).

This disclosure was made by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Malam Isa Pantami through a statement by his aide on Information Technology, Femi Adeluyi on Sunday, January 18.

Pantami said the approved centre will be set up by Tuesday, January 19, at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the request of the honourable minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

The minister said this will “simplify the process for diplomats” especially those who have been or will reside in “Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more.”

Part of the statement read: “The National Identity Number is mandatory for diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more. It is also mandatory for all other lawful residents in the country as stated in Section 16 of the National Identity Management Commission.

“The Law has made it mandatory for Nigerians and legal residents to obtain a NIN since 2007. However, compliance has been low, until recently. The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy remains committed to creating an enabling environment for all Nigerians and legal residents to obtain their Digital Identity Number.”


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