NIDCOM, NIMC Plan Easy NIN Collection for Nigerians in Diaspora
Nigerians in the Diaspora have been assured of getting their National Identity Number (NIN) in a timely and stress-free manner.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), and the DG/CEO, of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Abisoye Coker-Odusote met to strategise on easy delivery of NIN to Diaspora.
This was made known in a statement signed by Gabriel Odu, head, Media, Publicity and Protocol unit, NiDCOM.
The statement also revealed that NIMC would set up a Diaspora Focal Point Desk to resolve issues within 24 hours.
The statement reads in part: “Mrs. Coker-Odusote noted that the self-service application, which will be launched in February this year, will be done in a contactless and seamless fashion.
“The NIMC DG further stated that since her assumption as the current head of the Commission, one of her numerous lines of action is to form a stronger alliance with NiDCOM to provide quality service delivery and hassle-free system for Nigerians abroad.
“In addition, the NIMC CEO informed that a Diaspora Focal Point Desk will be setup in the NIMC Office to resolve issues within 24 hours.
“She applauded Dabiri-Erewa for her forward-thinking strategy, having recognised the pivotal role of the Diaspora Commission and plans to work extensively with NiDCOM.
“The Chairman of NiDCOM while receiving the NIMC delegation thanked them for innovating a brilliant idea.
“According to Dabiri-Erewa, this system will easily allow Nigerians in the Diaspora to link their NIN with their international passports.
“The NiDCOM Boss congratulated Mrs. Coker-Odusote on her latest appointment while giving the assurance that NiDCOM is ever ready to assist NIMC in whatever capacity needed.”