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NIMC takes NIN Diaspora Registration Exercise to USA

Vice Chairman, National e-Authentification Platform, Mr Felix Obada (2ND L); Deputy General Manager, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ms Uche Chigbo (3RD L); President, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, New Jersey Chapter, Mr Kazeem Bello (M), Consul in Charge of Trade and Investment, Mr Nicholas Ella, and others at the launch of the Diaspora NIN Registration in New York on Thursday (31/5/19) 04036/30/5/2019/Harrison Arubu/ICE/NAN
Vice Chairman, National e-Authentification Platform, Mr Felix Obada (2ND L); Deputy General Manager, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ms Uche Chigbo (3RD L); President, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, New Jersey Chapter, Mr Kazeem Bello (M), Consul in Charge of Trade and Investment, Mr Nicholas Ella, and others at the launch of the Diaspora NIN Registration in New York on Thursday (31/5/19) 04036/30/5/2019/Harrison Arubu/ICE/NAN
The Gazette Staff
Written by The Gazette Staff

National Identity Database, the National Identity Management Commission in its continuation of enrollment of Nigerians in Diaspora into the National Identity Database has extended the programme to United States of America.

NIMC has collaborated with Thebez Global Resources Ltd, Defcon Systems Limited and National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL), Nigerian Companies licensed by the NIMC to serve as its agents, and carry out enrollment services across all countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America with a view to ensuring best-in-class services and inclusivity

The NIN enrollment exercise which will involve the demographic & biometrics data capture of all Nigerian citizens residing in the USA, NIMC said.

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The programme is currently going on in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

The Director General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz reiterated that the extension is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria, those in the Diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria are enrolled into the National Identity Database and issued the unique National Identification Number (NIN) to applicants upon successful enrollment.

“The programme will make it easier for Nigerians in Diaspora to be identified, as the Federal Government of Nigeria has made the possession of NIN a mandatory requirement for elections, Bank account opening, Land Transactions, access to Legal/health services, acquisition/renewal of the International Passport, Driver’s License and the ECOWAS travel document, amongst others.” Engr. Aziz stated.

The programme has been live since Tuesday 28th May, 2019 in Washington DC at 11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 160 Rockville, MD 20852.

The commission listed other locations and commencement dates of the exercise in the country as including 1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 5050 (Level 5) Houston, Texas, where it willkick off on Tuesday 28th May, 2019; 9894 Bissonet Street, Suite 745 Houston, Texas, on the same date; while the exercises in 370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1505, New York, and at 336 West 37th Street Suit 500, 5th Floor, New York, would be flagged off on Thursday, 30th May 2019. On 31st May, the enrolment at 918 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 204 Roswell, Atlanta, Georgia, will also hold.

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It assured that additional locations in other cities of the world where Nigerians reside will be announced in due course.

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