NIN Portals : FG releases registration centres for citizens in diaspora

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress


By Francis Ogwo

The Federal Government has announced registration centres the National Identification Numbers for citizens in diaspora.

The Chairman of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this disclosure on Monday, 21 December.

According to Dabiri-Erewa: “Nigerians abroad can visit NIMC website for details of the accredited agents to register all over the world.”

This is coming after an order was given by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to suspend mobile phone SIM cards that are not linked to NIN.

Recall that NCC had given telecom companies two weeks deadline before the suspension of SIM cards not registered to NIN. This drew wide opposition from Nigerians leading to the government extending the deadline to enable more subscribers effect their registrations.

There were also allegations that the process was not smooth with others lamenting breaching of Covid-19 protocols at some locations.

The government had given three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN and six weeks for those not registered to update after the public rejected the 30th December deadline as not tenable.

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is a statutory Nigerian organization that operates the country’s national identity management systems.

It was established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007 and established to create, operate and manage Nigeria’s national identity card database, integrate the existing identity database in government institutions, register individuals and legal residents, assign a unique national identification number and introduce general multi-purpose cards.


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