The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is collaborating with the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to sensitize residents of the FCT on the National Identification Number (NIN) and its benefits.
The collaborative efforts is a continuation of the efforts by the Commission to further enlighten the general public especially the grassroots on the importance and use of the NIN.
The project which will see the team visit all six Local Government Area in the FCT known as Kwali, Kuje, Abaji, Bwari, Abuja Municipal and Gwagwalada, kick started from Abaji, with a visit to Robochi and Gwarwada villages within the LGA.
The Director of Chieftaincy and Community Development, FCTA, Alh. Jibril Shaba while delivering his opening remarks, introduced the NIMC and NOA team and the reason for the visit.
He further enjoined everyone to present to listen to the brief presenation made by the Principal Manager of Corporate Communication, Mrs. Jamila Ahmad who explained the benefits of the NIN, its uses and enrolment process.
Mrs. Ahmad also explained that the enrolment center in Abaji is located at the Area Council and is opened to everyone to register and get their NIN.
This was followed by questions asked by some of the chiefs who requested to know how long it will take for the NIN slip to be issued to them and how minors can be enrolled.
The NIMC team concluded by calling on the residents of Abaji, through the Ona of Abaji, HRH, Alhaji Dr. Adamu Baba Yunusa, HRH, Alhaji Mohammed Pada (ETSU) Sa’Rubochiyi and the Agabe of Ugbada, Gwarwada to indulge their people to come out en-masse for enrolment and be identified as citizens in order to enjoy the benefits as Nigerians.
The High chiefs expressed appreciation on the efforts of the team to reach out to people in the grassroots, and agreed to work with the Commission through its local heads to share information and mobilize residents of the LGA for enrolment.
“We are all Nigerians and sensitization projects like this, is what gives us a sense of belonging. Our communities will work with the NIMC, FCTA and NOA, for the progressive improvement of on-going registration and will readily assist the NIMC whichever way we can to ensure that the exercise to go on smoothly.” The chiefs said.
Modification of Names Available at NIMC Offices Nationwide
Update and modification of names are available for applicants who got married or divorced after they have been enrolment into the National Identity Database and issued the National Identification Number (NIN),
The service which is also available to applicants who erroneously supplied wrong names or wish to update any of their addresses can be obtained from any of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), enrolment Centres nationwide.
To obtain this service, applicants are required to visit any of the Commissions’ Enrolment Centre to make enquiries or indicate the type of data he/she desires to modify or update and why.
A designated officer will ask relevant questions on the update to be made and give the applicant a list of the requisite relevant documents to be submitted.
They may include applicants NIN, marriage certificate, divorce papers, birth certificate, court affidavit, Newspaper publication, etc.
The applicant will also have to pay a service charge of N500.00 or multiple of N500. 00 depending on the number of changes, which should be paid via the Remita Platform.
Upon payment and confirmation of appropriate fees via the RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) the applicant is given an enrolment and modification form to fill.
Thereafter, the applicant’s data (demographics and biometrics) is captured and the NIN slip is reissued with the modified data after the completed form is verified by the enrolment Centre Supervisor.
Modification to some of the applicant’s data, such as the date of birth is not available for update or modification thus applicants are urged to be very careful and pay attention to the mirror system during enrolment.