The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has commenced enrolment of foreign diplomats in the country in the National Identity Number (NIN) scheme.
Mr. Kayode Adegoke, NIMC spokesperson in a statement on Friday said enrolment of the diplomats started on Monday, 18 January 2021.
“The NIMC wishes to assure members of the general public that all hands are on deck to ensure the enrolment of all Nigerians and legal residents into the National Identity Database,” he explained.
The Federal Government had earlier announced that the NIN was mandatory for diplomats who reside in Nigeria, as well as for all other lawful residents across the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, had directed the NIMC to set up an enrolment centre for diplomats at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
Mr. Adegoke said the response to the exercise by diplomats has been overwhelming.