The Federal Government on Saturday commanded immediate closure of the headquarters of the
National Identity Management Commission in Abuja.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, who gave the order,
also directed the NIMC to open 20 locations in the Federal Capital Territory in order to halt the crowds that gather at the commission’s headquarters daily in a bid to get their National Identity Numbers.
NIMC spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, announced the closure of the commission’s headquarters
in a statement issued in Abuja.
He said 20 centres were reactivated within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment
much easier for applicants effective Monday, January 18, 2021.
The commission advised members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT
wishing to enroll for NIN to use any of the 20 NIMC centres.