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NIN: Ensure no one is left behind, NIMC DG tells front end enrolment partners

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Abisoye Coker-Odusote, director-general (DG) of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has asked the agency’s front end enrolment partners (FEPs) to ensure that no one is left out of the national identity number (NIN) registration process.

Coker-Odusote spoke on Friday at a retreat organised for the management team of the commission.

She also tasked them with complying with the terms of the Nigerian data protection Act.

“Our mission at NIMC is clear: to equip each Nigerian and legal resident with a unique and secure National Identification Number (NIN). This number is the key to accessing critical services, social benefits, and economic prospects,” Coker-Odusote said.

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“However, in order to accomplish this, we must ensure the integrity of our enrollment process. As FEPs, your involvement is crucial. You are the link between our citizens and the NIMC enrollment ecosystem.

“As you communicate with candidates, treat their information with care, accuracy, and thoroughness. Let us work together to protect our database from errors, fraud, and other threats to its integrity.

“While we welcome the expansion of our National Identity Database to over 104 million captured NINs, we cannot rest on our laurels.

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“Millions more are waiting to be enrolled. They include students, farmers, businesspeople, and the elderly. They are the heartbeat of our country.

“Let us reach out to all parts of Nigeria, from booming cities to isolated villages. Allow us to collaborate with schools, hospitals, and community leaders.

“Let us ensure that no one is left behind, including the vulnerable, people with disabilities, those living in remote locations, and so on. Let us make the NIN enrollment process accessible, fast, and inclusive.

“When an applicant enters an enrollment centre, they put their trust in us. They are certain that their personal information will be kept confidential, that their NIN will be secure, and that it will open opportunities for them. We must honour that confidence.”

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