Data capturing of Nigerians extends to Austria, Germany

Mazino Dickson, Abuja


The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the National Identification Number (NIN) Enrolment to Nigerians living in Austria and Germany.

The Director General/CEO NIMC, Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz made this public at the Headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

Engr. Aziz said the idea is to ensure that no Nigerian living in Diaspora is disenfranchised from the process, in line with NIMC’s mandate to populate the National Identity Database (NIDB) and issue the NIN to all Nigerians and Legal Residents.

He reiterated that the NIN is a mandatory requirement for many services like the acquisition and renewal of the International Passport, Bank account opening in Nigeria, Tax filing in Nigeria, and Business registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission amongst others.

The process
The flag-off of the exercise commenced on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Embassy/Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Vienna, Austria.

The German exercise will hold on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin.

The demographic and biometric data capturing of Nigerians is a joint venture with Biosec Solution Limited, one of the Partners licensed by NIMC to carry out enrolment across the globe.


Sammie Idika