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FG stops NIN enrolment at NIMC headquarters, directs citizens to 20 centers across FCT

Peoples Gazette cannot ascertain if there are modalities to check overcrowding at these new centres as citizens troop out.

• January 16, 2021
President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo Credit: MBuhari)

The federal government has ordered National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to stop enrolment for National Identity Number in its Abuja headquarter, opening other 20 centers for people to enrol within the Federal Capital Territory from January 18. 

The ongoing NIN registration mandated by the government has forced citizens to crowd NIMC offices across the country in recent weeks amidst second wave of coronavirus pandemic. 

NIMC spokesperson Kayode Adegoke in a statement urged members of the public to enroll for their NIN in any of the 20 centers to be opened on January 18 across the FCT. 

The 20 centers include:

2nd Floor, Block C, No 4 Maputo Street, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja.
Ibro Hotel 34-36 Sokode Street Wuse 2, Abuja;  Afritech multi Concept – Gwandal plaza adjacent EFCC Wuse 2, Abuja and NIN Enrolment Center – No 8, Nairobi Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Area Councils: Abaji – Abaji Secretariat Complex, Legislative Section Abaji, FCT -Abuja; AMAC- AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo, FCT- Abuja; BWARI- Area Council Complex Bwari, FCT, Abuja; GWAGWALADA – CIPB Building (Old Secretariat), Gwagwalada, FCT – Abuja;

KWALI: Kwali Council Secretariat, Kwali, FCT – Abuja;  KUJE – Opposite Forest Pasali,Along Kuje/Gwagwalada Road, FCT.

DEI-DEI – Beside Diamond Bank, Building Materials International Market; DUTSE- Dutse Alhaji, FCT – Abuja; FHA GWARINPA – FHA/Waterboard Beside Police Station Off 3rd Avenue, FCT – Abuja;

HIGHCOURT LUGBE – By Police Signboard, Close to Lugbe Market, Airport Road; JIWA – AEDC Office, before Emir Palace FCT – Abuja;

KARSHI – Women Development Secretariat, Karshi;  KENUJ SCHOOL – Kenuj Angles Schools, Jikwoyi Phase 1 Extension, FCT Abuja; KURUDU – Chief Palace, Kurudu;

NIGERIAN CUSTOM SERVICE KARU – Beside Custom Clinic, Karu Site, FCT-Abuja; NIPOST KUBWA – NIPOST, Opposite General Hospital, Phase 4, Kubwa Licensed  Private  Agents’ Centres.
Peoples Gazette cannot ascertain if there are modalities to check overcrowding at these new centres as citizens troop out.

Earlier in the week, state minister of health and member of the COVID-19 presidential task force, Olorunnimbe Mamora had said that the ongoing NIN enrollment may be suspended due to large crowds violating COVID-19 protocols as they throng NIMC offices in large numbers to enrol.

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