NIMC Commissions Diaspora Centre in the United Arab Emirates

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The Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Pantami (centre) with the DG/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, next to him (right)

…As the Honourable Minister Of Communications and Digital Economy launches the Tokenization Policy in the Diaspora

The Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has officially opened the 3rd National Identification Number (NIN) diaspora Enrolment centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Professor Pantami accompanied at the event by the National Identity Management Commission Director General/CEO, Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to ensure that all Nigerians have the foundational identity, most especially Nigerians in the diaspora. He emphasized the need for all Nigerians living and working in the UAE to enrol and be issued the NIN.

The newly opened center managed by NIMC-licensed Diaspora Enrolment partner, Knowledge Square and Plectrum, Limited brings the total number of centres opened in thirty eight (38) countries to one hundred and fifty two (152).

The Dubai centre is located at 19th floor, Conrad tower, Sheik Zayed road, Trade Centre 1, Dubai, UAE.

Meanwhile, Professor Pantami used the occasion to showcase and educate Nigerians in the diaspora on the recently launched FG’s NIN Tokenization policy which was unveiled on 16th September 2021, by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, as part of his administration’s policy of ensuring the protection of data of all NIN holders, especially for verification to access all government services.

It should be recalled that the FGN had earlier announced the 31st March, 2022 as the deadline for the adaptation of the Tokenization NIN Verification policy by both the public and private sector. NIMC shall cut-over all verification transactions to the NIN Tokenization service with effect from 31st March, 2022.

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Kayode Adegoke
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