NIN: NIMC Closes Headquarters In Abuja, Opens 20 Enrollment Centres

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As many Nigerians try NIN, the Identity Management Commission () has announced the closure of its headquarters in Abuja.

In a statement on Saturday, said Isa Ali Pantami, the minister of communications and digital , has approved the reactivation of 20 centres make the process of identification (NIN) easier.

This, said, would be effective from Monday, January 18, 2021.

“Members of the public, and visitors the FCT wishing enroll for the identification (NIN} should use any of the centers,” the statement read.

Large crowds have besieged NIMC centres across the country following a directive from the ministry that subscribers of telecommunications networks link NIN to cards.

Olorunnimbe Mamora, the minister of state for health, had said the federal government may suspend the enrollment exercise to avoid further spread of the .

The had asked all telcos to disconnect the cards of persons who have not integrated national identity numbers (NIN) with phone lines by the end of January.

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that had 205 million active voice subscribers at the end of the third quarter of 2020.

The of internet subscribers also grew to 151.51 million.