The National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) has announced the closure of its headquarters in Abuja.
In a statement over the weekend, NIMC the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami has approved the reactivation of 20 centres to make the process of obtaining National Identification Number (NIN) easier.
This, it said would take effect on Monday, January 18, 2021.
“Members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enroll for the national identification number (NIN} should use any of the NIMC centers,” the statement read.
Large crowds have besieged NIMC centres across the country following a directive by the federal government that subscribers of telecommunications networks link their NIN to their SIM cards.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had asked all telcos to disconnect the SIM cards of persons who have not integrated their NIN with their phone lines by the end of January.
Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that Nigeria had 205 million active voice subscribers at the end of the third quarter of 2020.
The number of internet subscribers also grew to 151.51 million.