Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, Director-General of NIMC (right)

NIMC warns against extortion, clarifies NIN enrollment is free as verification, others are optimal

*Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications of the National Identity Management Commission, restates the enrollment and issuance of NINs are free, urging the public to report any case of extortion

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has declared that the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory to access all government services in Nigeria.

The national identity regulatory Commission restated that its enrolment, verification, and other identification systems are working optimally.

Mr. Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications at NIMC, said the Commission reassured the general public of the “provision of top-notch identification services in line with the Federal Government’s effort at providing a reliable, sustainable, and verifiable foundational identification system for all Nigerians and Legal residents.”

Adegoke also stated that “enrollment and issuance of the NIN are free.

“The Commission has zero tolerance for any form of extortion and, as such, enjoins the public to report any case of extortion to – actu@nimc.gov.ng.”

According to him, information on all approved fees for other services is listed on the Commission’s website- www.nimc.gov.ng.

Beware of scammers

In a related development, the NIMC Head of Corporate Communications said the Commission “seeks to notify the public that it is aware of the antics of some unscrupulous individuals using its forged documents to seek collaboration with state and local governments to collect money to enrol and issue the NIN, especially for students in primary and secondary schools across the country.”

Adegoke, however, cautioned Nigerians, and stressed the Commission had “not sent anyone nor any organidation to do so.

“The public is kindly advised to report such individual or organisation to: hadizadagabana@nimc.gov.ng or +2348157691011 (WhatsApp only).”

He added the Commission commended President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy,  Management, and the Staff of NIMC, for “their worthy contributions to the unprecedented success of the NIN project” in the country.

Kindly Share This Story