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6 Million Nigerians Register for Electronic National Identity Card (e-ID) Scheme




Chris Onyemenam,‎ Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Wednesday said six million Nigerians had been registered on the Electronic National Identity Card (e-ID) scheme.

Onyemenam‎ made the disclosure at the National Assembly when he presented the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal’s e-ID to him‎.

He disclosed that there were 404 NIMC enrolment centres across 774 local government areas in the country for registration on the scheme.‎

“We followed a process that is intended to create awareness between what we have done before and what we are doing now.

And, that will also make sure that we have sustained what we are doing on a long time basis.

So there is a distinction between identity card management, when viewed from a process that enables you to identify the individual and to update the records of individual and the use to which you put that infrastructure,” he said.

He said that the identity card registration was “not time bound”.

According to Onyemenam‎, if you wake up today and go to any of our 404 enrollment centres, there will be somebody there to enroll you.

“There is a distinction between the process of enrolling legal resident, where we confirm that the person is legally resident and the process for enrolling a Nigerian who is a citizen.

We require from you, reader document in this case, while the citizen enrollment can include even an attestation,” he said.

The director-general, therefore, said that an Immigration Service official was attached to every enrollment centre to certify legal resident Nigerians when they appear for registration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. jwezee

    February 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    JEGA should answer

  2. irene

    February 20, 2015 at 7:00 am

    when I did mine on monday in benin precisely inside sport complex uniben. the attendant said there was no light, and the options were either we wait for light to come or we contribute money among ourselves to buy fuel, we donated 2000 naira, splitting it 150 naira among ourselves to buy fuel they will use registering us for national again. seriously naija don tire me oooo. it is disgraceful and shameful. na small time remain I o go obtain citizenship even if na SAO TOME just to get out of this fu**ed up cautry

  3. myveryownself

    February 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Donated money to buy fuel. Wow!!!

  4. idachaba amanyi

    March 25, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    vote for GEJ

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