The National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC), has pledged to scale up enrolment and issuance of the unique National Identification Numbers (NIN) to Nigerians and legal residents, from 500,000 to 2.5 Million record monthly.
The Director-General/CEO, of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz gave the assurance during an official visit of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), at the Commission’s Head office in Abuja.
The DG says this is in a renewed commitment towards the provision of Identity services to the nation.
During the visit, the Honourable Minister, who disclosed that the visit to NIMC was his first official visit to any of the parastatals under his ministry, charged NIMC to increase and improve its performance with regards to NIN registration and issuance. He also reiterated a target of 2.5Million monthly enrolment.
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 Governments 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