FG declares NIN free of charge




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Communications Minister, Dr Isa Pantami
 

By JESSICA DOGO

ABUJA – has said that issuance National Identification Number () was at no cost to as cost registration was being shouldered by government.

The Minister Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said this following complaints from some applicants alleged that they were being asked to for the service.

The Technical Assistant on Information Technology to the minister, Dr Femi Adeluyi, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

“The National Identity Number is completely free for all and legal residents with Resident Permit from the .

“The National Identity Number is the right every citizen, based on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Act 2007,” he said.

The Minister said he had instructed the Director-General of NIMC to investigate the with a view to bringing the perpetrators, if any, to book.

“The Director-General will also a platform for such to be reported,” Pantami added.

He commended the sacrifice of the Management and staff of NIMC have carried their assignment conscientiously during, and even outside, working hours.

He disclosed that the ministry was working to ensure the conditions of service and welfare of the staff were favourable.

Pantami reiterated the ministry’s commitment to creating an enabling for all and legal residents to obtain their National Identity Number. (NAN)