Bribery thrives in NIMC, officials defraud UTME candidates, others


The National Identity Management Commission officials across the country on Thursday cashed in on the rush to obtain the National Identification Number to fleece candidates.

The JAMB spokesman, Dr Benjamin Fabian, insisted that there was no going back on the board’s policy on the NIN.

Findings indicated that touts and some of the NIMC officers were demanding between N500 and N2,000 from candidates, to facilitate their quick NIN registration.

The Commission’s General Manager, Legal Services, Hajiya Hadiza Dagabana, revealed that there were fewer than 2000 enrolment centres in the country.

She said the enrolment would become decentralised after the commencement of the Digital Identity Ecosystem project for the National Identity Management System.

Over 10,000 enrolment centres will be established across the country when the project effectively takes off by the second quarter of the year.