Understanding the Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number Regulations 2017

Posted on Mar 04, 2018

By Adeniyi Duale

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) recently published five regulations guiding the mandatory use of the National Identity Number (NIN). The NIMC has the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, register persons covered, assign a Unique National Identification Number and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to Nigerian citizens by virtue of the National Identity Management Commission Act 2007 (The NIMC Act 2007).

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