The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Thursday said that there is no reason for alarm in regards to the fourteen days cutoff time for deactivation of Subscribers Identity Module (SIM) cards that are not connected with clients’ National Identity Number (NIN).
The Commission clarified that satisfactory plans have been made to catch the information of 200 million Nigerians inside the following five years.
It added that the means taken so far to guarantee that all endorsers have NIN in their SIM cards are intended to address the security challenges confronting the nation.
The commission likewise said the media transmission administrators would be associated with the activity .
The representative of NIMC, Mr. Kayode Adegoke disclosed to The Nation that administration has endorsed authorizing of more than 200 establishments to do enrolment ” of Nigerians and legitimate occupants into the National Identity Database (NIDB) for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).”
Adegoke said the activity was pointed toward tending to the bottlenecks related with the catching of residents information by NIMC.
He added that the technique would expand the enrolment places from the current 1000 to 10000 the nation over.
He said the NIMC is envious of scaling up its task to administrative capacities after the finish of the activity.
Adegoke anyway clarified in an explanation that the authorized specialists were endorsed after effectively satisfying all the conditions in the promoted Expression of Interest (EOI) which was done in 2019 as an initial move towards the remove the National Digital Identity Ecosystem venture.
He said the breakdown of the fruitful licensees shows that 16 state governments were authorized, including Abia, Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Lagos, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Oyo, Ogun, Sokoto and Zamfara states.
The public area foundations authorized are the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Pension Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria (through the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems Plc), National Population Commission, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Joint Tax Board and Nigeria Postal Services,” he stated.