National Identity Management Commission, (NIMC), has called on Nigerians and legal residents in the country to enroll in the National Identity Database for their National Identity Number, (NIN), to forestall embarrassment.
Aliyu Aziz, the Director-General of NIMC, made the call in an interview in Abuja. Aziz said NIN was a valid and verifiable means of identification used to link all records about an individual in the database.
The director-general advised applicants to visit any NIMC office nearest to them to enroll and obtain their NIN.
According to him, NIMC has over 930 registration centers nationwide in all state capitals, local government secretariats and over 200 special centers located in places like hospitals, banks and ministries.
Aziz cautioned against double registration as an attempt to register twice was a criminal offence.