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FG Moves NIMC To Ministry Of Interior Over Passport Gridlock

The decision of moving out the NIMC to the Ministry of Interior is being accelerated in line with President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s directive…

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National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

Federal government on Wednesday, September 13, moved the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to the Ministry of Interior.

VerseNews reports that the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, had expressed the intention to bring NIMC into the ministry for better coordination of Nigerians’ identity data.

The decision of moving out the NIMC to the Ministry of Interior is being accelerated in line with President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s directive to remove all impediments and bottlenecks from obtaining NIN, and Passports.

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The National Identity Number (NIN), which is managed by NIMC, is a crucial requirement for obtaining International Passports and other travelling documents.

Previously, NIMC was under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy.

A meeting was held at the Ministry of Interior to harmonize the activities of the two organizations, with the process expected to be finalized soon.

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