Nigerians are tired of the incompetence of the NIMC on delivering National ID’s

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Nigerians have come to expect certain frustrations to come with getting the federal government to honour obligations to the electorate, and obtaining a valid National ID card is top of that list. From long waiting hours to administrative checks that seem endless, many Nigerians usually find these processes very warring and frustrating.

While there has been some perceived progress in the coalition of database and indexing in Nigeria with the introduction of the Bank Verification Number, BVN, and a few others on both state and federal levels, Nigerians are, however, clamoring for better and calling out the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

In Nigeria, as highlighted in the NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) Act of 2007, the national identification number (NIN) is mandatory for most transactions in Nigeria. Every citizen and legal resident is expected to enroll and obtain his or hers. Most Nigerians dont have one, and the few that all complain about one thing – the process involved in obtaining one.

The attention on the shortcomings of the NIMC came about after a tweet by Nigerian Lawyer, Dr. Joe Abah after he shared that the president has appointed him into the “Steering Committee” to drive digital identification, chaired by the SGF.  Dr. Abah shared that the task of the committee would be to give all Nigerians a digital identity within 5 years.

While many appreciated the perceived progress, a few others used the opportunity to share their experiences on obtaining their National IDs  – stressing further the frustration that comes with obtaining many things tied to the government.

A few others, however, in reaction to Dr. Abah’s tweet pointed out that corruption has always thrived in the NIMC and his update would just be another way for stakeholders to loot more money from Nigerians.

As part of the NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) Act of 2007, to document Nigerian citizens and legal residents in the country, it seems that their inabilities which inconvenience interested citizens are also acting as a force to drive the lack of interest on some Nigerians who are even yet to register for the document.

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