FG Lists Enrollment Centres For People In Diaspora


FG Lists Enrolment Centres For People In Diaspora 

By Pelumi Olaleye

The National Identity Management Commission , NIMC has extended the National Identity Database, programme to the United States of America. The programme is currently going on in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

The Director General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz , disclosed that the extension is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria, those in the Diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria are enrolled into the National Identity Database and issued the unique National Identification Number (NIN) to applicants upon successful enrolment.


“The programme will make it easier for Nigerians in Diaspora to be identified, as the Federal Government of Nigeria has made the possession of NIN a mandatory requirement for elections, Bank account opening, Land Transactions, access to Legal/health services, acquisition/renewal of the International Passport, Driver’s License and the ECOWAS travel document, amongst others.”

In a statement signed by Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC, Mr Loveday Ogbonna, the NIN enrolment exercise would involve demographic and biometrics data capture of all Nigerian citizens residing in the US.
He explained that the exercise is in collaboration with Thebez Global Resources Ltd,Defcon Systems Limitedand National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL), Nigerian Companies licensed by the NIMC to serve as its agents, and carry out enrolment services across the globe with a view to ensuring best-in-class services and inclusivity.

The programme is scheduled to go live from Tuesday ,May 28, 2019 in Washington DC at 11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 160 Rockville, MD 20852.Other locations and commencement dates across the United States are 1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 5050 (Level 5) Houston, Texas,Tuesday May 28, 2019, 9894 Bissonet Street, Suite 745 Houston, Texas, TX 77036, Tuesday May 28, 2019, 370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1505, New York, NY 10017,Thursday May 30, 2019,  336 West 37th Street Suit 500, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018, Thursday May 30, 2019 and 918 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 204 Roswell, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30076. Friday May 31, 2019.

He added that additional locations in other cities across the globe where Nigerians reside will be announced in due course.