Yemi Adedeji, Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says the National Identification Number (NIN) is now mandatory for land allocation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Muhammad Musa Bello, FCT Minister disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Aliyu Aziz, the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Thursday in Abuja.
He expressed the need for every land allocated to be matched to an individual through the NIN, in order to track and prevent multiple allocations of land and ensure fairness and equity in the allocation process.
The Minister commended Aziz for the astronomical increase in enrollment figures and measures he has put in place to ensure safety of data of Nigerians and legal residents in the National Identity database (NIDB) while ensuring credibility and integrity of data collected by NIMC.
Bello also commended the ongoing Harmonization efforts noting that it was a step in the right direction to check duplication of functions amongst data collecting agencies.
In his response, Aziz, thanked Minister for the steps he has taken so far to ensure the success of the National Identity Management System, and assured the Minister of a continued collaboration for the success of both organizations.
He also made it known that the NIMC Act makes the NIN mandatory for every citizen and legal resident and is already being implemented by the FRSC, NIS, CBN and other government agencies as a basic requirement for offering government services.