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The Niger Republic Has A Fictitious NIN enrollment Center

DHQ claims its soldiers have detained fictitious NIMC officials..

Following their arrest by Nigeria Army personnel, the fake enrollment center and those conducting enrollment in the Niger Republic have been disowned by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

In Nigeria, matters of national identity are managed and regulated by the NIMC, which also issues national identification numbers (NINs).

NIMC’s words:In a statement issued by its Director General, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, it stated that the two individuals arrested by the military are not NIMC officials and never received a license from the agency to conduct the exercise.

“First, it is important to note well the Army’s clarification from the onset, when they referred to the fraudsters as “fake”, meaning their claim to be NIMC staff – if at all they did – was proven from the beginning to be false,” Aziz said.

He noted that a “check with NIMC would have further confirmed the Army’s professional conclusion that the persons apprehended are indeed impersonators and fraudsters. ”

The head of the NIMC said:We want to make it clear that neither NIMC officials nor the staff of the NIMC licensed enrollment agents across the country are authorized to enroll Nigerians, let alone foreigners, nor do they travel across borders to do so.

“So far, NIMC has a number of licensed diaspora enrolment agents in over 38 countries operating over 152 Centres across the world strictly to enroll Nigerians in those countries.

“The list of the Diaspora enrolment licensed companies, which has been published over time in the media, can be found on the NIMC website at

“The public is by this information put on notice and advised that NIMC does not and will not authorise its staff or its agents to go across any borders to register non-Nigerians, as this is not part of our mandate.

“Fraudsters and impersonators should be pointed out for who they are: criminal elements, and the cooperation of the public is required in assisting security agencies in their work of curbing these crimes in our society.

“NIMC wishes to commend the Nigerian Army for the good job they’re always doing, and more particularly in this respect. NIMC also commends all other security agencies for their untiring efforts in collaborating with us and other sister agencies in the efforts to rid our country of criminal elements.”


What happened: The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says its troops have arrested fake officials of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) registering non-Nigerians in Niger Republic.

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