The federal government has ordered the immediate closure of enrolment activities at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) headquarters in Abuja.
According to NIMC's spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, the minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, gave the directive on Saturday, January 16.
Adegoke also disclosed that the minister reactivated 20 other centers within the FCT to make the process of National Identity Numbers (NIN) enrolment much easier for applicants effective on Monday, January 18.
He advised residents in Abuja who wish to enroll for NIN to visit any of the 20 NIMC centers.
The reactivated NIMC centres for NIN enrolment in Abuja include:
1. 2nd Floor, Block C, No 4 Maputo Street, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja;
2. Abaji Secretariat Complex, Legislative Section Abaji, FCT – Abuja;
3. AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo, FCT- Abuja
4. Area Council Complex Bwari, FCT, Abuja;
5. CIPB Building (Old Secretariat), Gwagwalada, FCT – Abuja;
6. Kwali Council Secretariat, Kwali, FCT – Abuja;
7. Opposite Forest Pasali,Along Kuje/Gwagwalada Road, FCT;
8. Beside Diamond Bank, Building Materials International Market;
9. Dutse Alhaji, FCT – Abuja;
10. GWARINPA FHA/Waterboard Beside Police Station Off 3rd Avenue, FCT – Abuja;
11. HIGHCOURT LUGBE By Police Signboard, Close to Lugbe Market, Airport Road;
12. JIWA AEDC Office, before Emir Palace FCT – Abuja;
13. Women Development Secretariat, Karshi;
14. Kenuj Angles Schools, Jikwoyi Phase 1 Extension, FCT-Abuja;
15. Chief Palace, Kurudu;
16. Nigerian Custom Service Karu;
17. NIPOST, Opposite General Hospital, Phase 4, Kubwa;
18. NIN Enrolment Center Ibro Hotel 34-36 Sokode Street Wuse 2, Abuja;
19. Afritech multi Concept, Gwandal plaza adjacent EFCC, Wuse 2, Abuja;
20. NIN Enrolment Center No 8, Nairobi Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Meanwhile, the federal government has justified the ultimatum it issued to Nigerians mandating them to link their SIM cards to the (NIN) or risk disconnection.
Isa Pantami, the minister of communication and digital economy stated that the government gave everyone about 12 months to complete the exercise.
The minister told Channels TV that many Nigerians refused to comply with the government’s directive when it was issued in February 2020.
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