The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) has set a 2.5 million enrolment and issuance target of the unique National Identification Numbers (NIN) to Nigerians.
This is about 200 percent increase from the current 500,000 monthly.
The Director-General/CEO of the Commission, Engr. Aliyu Aziz gave this assurance while playing host to the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), who was on an official visit to NIMC Head office in Abuja.
In a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communication of the Commission, Kayode Adegoke at the weekend, this is part of its renewed commitment towards the provision of Identity services to the nation.
According to Mr. Adegoke, the Honourable Minister, who disclosed that the visit to NIMC was his first official visit to any of the parastatals under him charged the Commission to increase and improve its performance with regards to NIN registration and issuance.
He said, “While briefing the Honourable Minister on the activities of the Commission, Engr. Aziz restated the commitment of the Management and Staff of the NIMC towards meeting and surpassing the monthly target as part of the Policy statements in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).
“He emphasised that the Commission has competent human resources and looks forward to Government support and intervention in injecting much needed material resources to realise the set objectives.
“In recognition of the importance of digital identity in actualising the digital economy goals, the Honourable Minister commended the strides recorded by the Commission despite limited resources, while assuring the Commission of his continuous support and guidance towards ensuring the fulfilment of its mandate. Dr. Pantami informed the Commission that he has initiated moves to improve the staff welfare.
“Similarly, Dr. Pantami assured the NIMC management and staff of his resolve to improve the state of the current infrastructure and equipment to enable the Commission be better and sustain its performance towards the discharge of this critical national assignment”.