The Director General of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC Aliyu Aziz says the commission has successfully enrolled 89 million people in the ongoing National Identity Number, NIN enrolment.
Mr Aziz disclosed this in Abuja at a Press Conference to mark the 4th National Identity Day celebration held every 16th of September.
He added that the commission is taking the enrollment campaign to the nooks and crannies of the country by engaging traditional institutions.
“As of today we have enrolled 89million people for the National Identify Number, NIN). When I became the DG we enrolled over 7 million but you can see that we have enrolled an additional 82 million We have been growing the data as every month we enrol 2 million people.
“The 89million are the mainstream people so there are still remaining the local people in the village, Petty traders, market people and artisans in rural areas across the country who are yet to be enrolled”.
The NIMC DG also disclosed that modifications such as change of name, change of date of birth and others that are within the law should not take more than 48 hours to effect.
He said those modifications that take more than 48 hours are modifications that are not within the law though some are obvious errors due to illiteracy.
Speaking on the commission’s enrollment programme, Mr Aziz said, “There are three pillars based on the identity programme: effective design to ensure inclusion creating a robust and secured and accuracy with our partnering agencies capturing data and instructional framework. That was the reason we launch the tokenization system to ensure the privacy of data.
In addition “We have over 15,000 enrollment centres and over 29,000 equipment all over the country.” He urged the media to support grassroots education efforts across the nation.