By Gabriel Okoro, Abuja
The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend the National Identification Number (NIN) registration to other countries including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Senegal, Benin Republic, Mali, India, amongst others.
This follows the successful deployment of enrolment Centres in South Africa, US, UK, earlier this year.
This was made known to newsmen through a release signed by Abdulhamid Umar, General Manager, Operations/Corporate Commission of NIMC, Abuja.
According to the release, NIMC has also chosen major cities where the enrolment would take place in stated countries, which have high population of Nigerians, to ensure that more Nigerians are captured into the National Identity Database (NIDB).
The rollout of additional enrolment centres in these cities is in collaboration with NIMC licensed partners: Dantata Universal Services Nigeria Limited/VFS Global, National e-Authentication/Defcon Systems and Slogani Consults Limited.
The Commission said it has completed plans in the Middle East to start the registration in Saudi Arabia’s two major cities: Jeddah and Riyadh and in Ghana the exercise will take place in Accra, the capital, Dakar in Senegal, Cotonou and Port Novo in Benin Republic.
There will also be registration centres in Banjul capital of The Gambia, Bamako in Mali, Ndjamena in Chad, Monrovia in Liberia, Lome in Togo, Abidjan in Ivory Coast and Douala in Cameroon.
In Germany, the NIN enrolment centre will be deployed in Berlin and Frankfurt, and in Vancouver in Canada, Leicester and London in the United Kingdom and Houston in the United State of America.
The venue for the registration in Jeddah is TasHeel Commercial Plaza, First Floor-Suwald Bin Sakher Street, Off Jundub Bin Kaab Street, Al Mohammadiyah District 1, Jeddah, KSA.
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In Riyadh the enrolment will take place in Shop 2, Zahra Building Umm al Hamam, Opposite Hyper Panda (Dove Plaza), Umm Al Haman Street, Riyadh, KSA.
In Accra, Nigerians can register on the First Floor, Atlantic Tower, Airport City, Accra, Ghana.
While in Dakar, the venue is VFS Global, rez de chausses, Immeeuble atrium centre, km 8 route de Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal.
In Cotonou, there are two venues. The first is Satguru Travel & Tours Services, Immeuble Satguru, Derriere escape and the second is Feud Stade Matheeu Kerekou, rue pave d’ AGLA, 1er VON a gauche Immeuble MSS Sari.
In Port Novo the venue is Tokpa ruw en face de project Songhai, ruw de I’ Englise Catholique Charles Ouganda, immeuble Carrefour le Destin.
The enrolment centres in Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Mali, Chad, Cameroon, Liberia and Benin Republic will be flagged-off on the 29th July 2019.
In India, registration will take place in three major cities; Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai at the following addresses; Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi- 110001, India; No 74, 3rd Floor, Fagun Towers, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai-600008, India; Urmi Axis Building, Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (West), Mumbai – 400 01 and will be flagged off on the 31st August 2019.
The centres in the United Kingdom, Germany, USA and Canada will be flagged off on 1st, 4th, 11th and 14th August respectively.
Explaining further, the Director General, CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz said that the enrolment of Nigerians in Diaspora is in fulfillment of the NIMC Mandate to enroll all Nigerians, Legal Residents and Nigerians in Diaspora into the National Identity Database (NIDB) and issue them the unique identification number, NIN.
Aziz added that: “All Licensees are companies that have complied with the requirements for data capture and processing as enshrined in the Laws of the respective countries they operate”.
The licensed partners include: Biosec Solutions Limited; Slogani Consults Limited; CHAMS Consortium Limited; Defcon Systems Limited/ OIS Services; National eAuthentication Limited/ OIS Services; Thebez Global Resources/ Cox & Kings; Dantata Universal Services/VFS Global; Venn Technology Limited; Kevonne Consults Limited/Iris ID Systems INC.; UGS Technologies Limited/ OrangeHook African Continental/ Carvus; File Solution Limited/ EYE-ID LLC and IRIS Smart Technologies Limited.
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