The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has approved the setting up of National Identity Number (NIN), Enrolment Centre solely for Diplomatic Corps at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.
According to Dr Femi Adeluyi, Technical Assistant on Information Technology to Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, who publicized this development, the desk is slated to be set up on Tuesday, January 19.
Adeluyi said that the centre which was being set up following a request of the Minister of Foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is designed to ease the registration process of members of the Diplomatic Corps, and would be managed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the National Identity Management Commission.
He highly stressed the necessity for diplomats residing in Nigeria to enroll in the process.
“The NIN is mandatory for diplomats residing in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more’.
“It is also mandatory for all other lawful residents in the country, as stated in Section 16 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007′.
“The Law has made it mandatory for Nigerians and legal residents to obtain NIN since 2007. However, compliance has been low, until recently’.
“The federal ministry of communications and digital economy remains committed to creating an enabling environment for all Nigerians and legal residents to obtain their Digital Identity Number,” Adeluyi stated.