Following the difficulties faced by Plateau State citizens in enrolling for the National Identification Number (NIN) as a result of few enrollment centers, Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says he has received a Plateau State Government registration licence.
In a statement on Sunday, the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Macham Makut, confirmed that the NIN registration licence given by the Federal Government to Plateau State is for one year and is subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance during the year.
According to him, the approval transmitted to the Governor by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy through the Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission, Aliyu Aziz, indicates that, in compliance with the provisions of the NIMC Act, the Plateau State Government may now engage in the registration of state residents in the national identity database.
Reacting to the development, Lalong said he was excited that the State obtained approval not only to reduce the difficulty faced by people in obtaining the NIN number due to the few centers accessible in the State, but also to help the State ensure that all its citizens are captured into the ecosystem of national identity.
he Governor said, “Now that Plateau State has been granted the licence to provide data capture and enrolment services for the issuance of the National Identity Number, we are going to ensure that we create centres in all the 17 Local Government Areas and other strategic towns in order to ensure seamless, quick and efficient enrollment of all our citizens and other Nigerians residing in the State.”