NIN mandatory for foreign diplomats -FG




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The says National Identity Number is mandatory for diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or .

The Minister of Communications and Digital , Dr , said this in a statement by his Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi, on Sunday.

He said that an enrolment centre has been established for the diplomats at the Federal Ministry of Affairs.

The statement read, “The Minister of Communications and Digital , Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has approved the setting up of a National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment centre at the Federal Ministry of Affairs.

“The desk will be up by , 19th of January, 2021.

“This enrolment centre will provide support for of the Diplomatic Corps and will be managed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital , through the National Identity Management Commission.

“The centre is being up based on the request of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, , in order to simplify the process for diplomats.

“The National Identity Number is mandatory for diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or .

“It is also mandatory for all other lawful in the country as stated in Section 16 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007.

“The Law has made it mandatory for Nigerians and legal to obtain a NIN since 2007. However, compliance has been low, until recently.”

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