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Dr Isa Pantami Announces NIN Registration Compulsory for Foreign Diplomats

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Federal Government has set up a special place for members of the diplomatic Corps to enroll for their NIN as the FG has made it compulsory for them also to be managed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the National Identity Management Commission.

“The desk will be set up by Tuesday, 19th of January, 2021.

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“This enrolment centre will provide support for members of the Diplomatic Corps and will be managed by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, through the National Identity Management Commission.

“The centre is being set up based on the request of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in order to simplify the process for diplomats.

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“The National Identity Number is mandatory for diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for a continuous period of two years or more.

“It is also mandatory for all other lawful residents in the country as stated in Section 16 of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007.

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“The Law has made it mandatory for Nigerians and legal residents to obtain a NIN since 2007. However, compliance has been low, until recently.”

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