No NIN , No Land Allocation in FCT Says Minister
By Olabisi Olaleye
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mr Muhammad Musa Bello declared in Abuja that the National Identification Number (NIN) is now mandatory for land allocation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This he said, during a courtesy visit paid to him by the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Engr. Aliyu Aziz recently.
The Minister expressed the need for every land allocated to be matched to an individual through the NIN, in order to track and prevent multiple allocations of land and ensure fairness and equity in the allocation process.
He commended Engr. Aziz for the astronomical increase in enrollment figures and measures put in place to ensure safety of data of Nigerians and legal residents in the National Identity database (NIDB) while ensuring credibility and integrity of data collected by NIMC.
The Minister also commended the ongoing harmonization efforts, adding that “It was a step in the right direction to check duplication of functions amongst data collecting agencies”.
Responding, Engr Aziz, thanked the Minister for the steps taken so far to ensure the success of the National Identity Management System, and assured the Minister of a continued collaboration for the success of both organizations.
He also made it known that the NIMC Act makes the NIN mandatory for every citizen and legal resident and is already being implemented by the FRSC, NIS, CBN and other government agencies as a basic requirement for offering government services.