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NIMC to launch NIN registration app for Nigerians in diaspora

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced plans to launch a self-service application that will allow Nigerians in the diaspora enroll for their National Identification Number (NIN) without hassles.

According to a statement by Ayodele Babalola, technical adviser to the DG/CEO on media and communications, the initiative was revealed on Monday during a strategic meeting between Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chair of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), and Abisoye Coker-Odusote, NIMC director-general.

Babalola added that the application will go live in February.

“As part of the process, a dedicated Diaspora Focal Point Desk will be established at the NIMC office to ensure swift resolution of issues within 24 hours,” the statement reads.

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“This customer-centric approach aims to provide efficient support to Nigerians abroad in line with the agency’s commitment to quality service delivery.

“The strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone in leveraging technology to enhance the accessibility of critical identity services for Nigerians in the Diaspora.”

The statement said Dabiri-Erewa expressed gratitude to the NIMC delegation for the innovative solution, saying it is a forward-thinking strategy.

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The NiDCOM chair highlighted the significance of the new system and hailed its capability to easily link NIN with international passports for Nigerians residing outside the country.

In response, Coker-Odusote said the initiative aligns with her commitment to enhance service delivery and create a hassle-free system for Nigerians abroad.

She thanked NiDCOM for its support and expressed confidence in the success of the collaborative endeavour.

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