The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Thursday, January 14, released a list of over 50 National Identification Number enrolment centres in Lagos and Abuja.
This pronouncement came in the wake of the large crowds that besieged its offices in these cities, with over 50 National Identification Number enrollment centers identified.
According to NIMC Spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, the decentralisation will help decongest the large gatherings at the state offices in the two cities as well as make the NIN registration process faster and easier for applicants.
He listed the NIN enrolment offices in Lagos to include Orile Agege LCDA Office, Ayobo Ipaja LCDA Office, Synagogue Church, Ikotun; Agbado/Oke Odo LCDA Office, Amuwo Odofin LGA Office, Oriade LCDA Office, Badagry LGA Office, Olorunda LCDA Office, Ijaiye Ojokoro LCDA Office, Onigbongbo LCDA Office, Ojodu LCDA Office, Kosofe LGA Office, Agboyi Ketu LCDA Office, Mushin LGA Office, Ejigbo LCDA Office, Isolo LCDA, and Oshodi/Isolo LGA.
Others are LASU Office, Oto-Awori LCDA Office, Ojo LGA Office, Epe LGA Office, Ibeju Lekki LGA Office, Eti Osa LGA Office, Sangotedo LCDA Office, Shomolu LGA Office, Bariga LCDA Office, LASPOTECH Office, Surulere LGA Office, Yaba Mainland LGA Office, UNILAG Special Centre and Yabatech.
For Abuja, Adegoke listed the centres to include Abaji, Amac, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kwali, Kuje, Federal Secretariat, Nigerian Immigration Service, FRSC Zone 7, Mogadishu Cantonment, NASS, Min Of Foreign Affairs, Dei Dei, Psin Kubwa, NIPOST Kubwa, Gwarinpa Fha, 18 Karshi, Jiwa, Dutse, National Open University, Kenuj Sch Jikwoyi, High Court Lugbe And Kurudu.
1st News had reported that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 implored the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to shut down some NIMC offices over non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
Many Nigerians have also accused the government of deliberately endangering the lives of the citizens amid the second wave of the pandemic by insisting that telecommunications companies deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their National Identity Number.
Subsequently, there have been large crowds at NIMC offices as the deadline for telcos subscribers to link their NIN with their SIM cards approaches.