Nigerians living in the US will be able to register for national identification number as from May 28.
Aliyu Aziz, director-general of Nigerian Identity Management Company (NIMC), made the disclosure in a statement made available to TheCable.
He said the extension of the registration to Nigerians abroad is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens are enrolled in the national identity database and issued the unique national identification number.
Aziz said: “The programme will make it easier for Nigerians in Diaspora to be identified, as the Federal Government of Nigeria has made the possession of NIN a mandatory requirement for elections, Bank account opening, Land Transactions, access to Legal/health services, acquisition/renewal of the International Passport, Driver’s License and the ECOWAS travel document, amongst others.”
He said the NIN enrolment exercise will involve the demographic & biometrics data capture of all Nigerian citizens residing in the US.
The exercise, he said, is in collaboration with Thebez Global Resources Ltd, Defcon Systems Limited and National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL).
Nigerian companies licensed by the NIMC to serve as its agents, and carry out enrolment services across the globe with a view to ensuring best-in-class services and inclusivity.
The programme is scheduled to go live from Tuesday, May 28 in Washington DC at 11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 160 Rockville, MD 20852. Other locations and commencement dates across the United States are:
1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 5050 (Level 5) Houston, Texas on Tuesday, May 28
9894 Bissonet Street, Suite 745 Houston, Texas, TX 77036 on Tuesday, May 28
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1505, New York, NY 10017 on Thursday, May 30
336 West 37th Street Suit 500, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018 on Thursday, May 30
918 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 204 Roswell, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30076 on Friday, May 31
The commission said it would take the registration would be taken to other foreign cities where Nigerians reside.
Additional locations in other cities across the globe where Nigerians reside will be announced in due course.