Federal Government has approved the licensing of 173 centres and 30 state government institutions to conduct enrolment of persons into the National Identity Database (NIDB).
This was contained in a notice was posted on the website of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on Wednesday.
This is coming on the heels of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directive to telecommunications companies to block SIM cards not registered with NIN after two weeks.
The directive was based on the outcome of a meeting of key stakeholders in the communications industry convened by Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy,Isa Ali Pantami, on Tuesday.
“The Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has approved the licensing of 173 Agents and 30 State Governments/Public Sector Institutions to conduct enrolment of all persons including legal residents into the National Identity Database (NIDB) on behalf of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
“Pursuant to the above, find the list of all the successful firms who satisfied all the evaluation criteria as stated in the Advert for the Expression of Interest (EOI) of each of the respective categories in full.
“The Commission congratulates all those who have been cleared to conduct enrollment of all persons on behalf of NIMC for data capture services,” the notice said.
See the list of organisations below;