NIMC Warns Against Miscreants And Fraudsters
…….Says enrolment exercise for the issuance of the NIN is free and at no cost to the general public
The Management of the National identity Management Commission has warned the general public to be wary of the activities of certain unscrupulous persons parading themselves as agents and consultants of the NIMC and claiming to have the capacity to operate and facilitates the engagement of companies/agents under the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) Enrolment Project.
In a press release on Monday, 1st February, 2021 signed by the Director General/CEO of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu A. Aziz, he said that these unscrupulous persons are engaging innocent members of the public and businesses with the objective of extorting money and purportedly promising to facilitate a sub-licensing arrangement between Enrolment Agents approved by the NIMC under the said Enrolment Project and other persons seeking to participate in the Project.
“These miscreants and fraudsters are by no means affiliated, associated, or engaged by the NIMC nor do they represent the NIMC or any of its services, Engr. Aziz said.
The statement further read, “The public is hereby notified that: the NIMC has not engaged any person, company or organization to act as its consultant or agent under any guise or in any manner whatsoever, for the purpose of facilitating any purported collaboration tor the implementation of the ongoing NIN Enrolment Project.
“The NIMC HAS NOT permitted the sale, transfer, outsourcing or sublicensing of the Enrolment license granted to the companies published in the newspapers and on its website.
“The NIMC HAS NOT authorized the sale of enrolment forms. Enrolment forms are free.
“The NIMC is currently in the process of finalizing the setup and activation of Enrolment and Registration Centers (ERCS) of the approved agents nationwide which will bring enrolment activities to the doorsteps of Nigerians with ease within the coming days.
The DG further reiterated that the enrolment exercise for the issuance of the NIN is free and at no cost to the general public and NIMC and/or its licensed agents do not collect money from members of the public for enrolment.
NIMC therefore advised members of the public to resist and not respond to any demand for money prior to the provision of enrolment and issuance of the NIN nor should they subject themselves to or engage with any person(s) not approved by the Commission or who purports to be acting on behalf of or representing the NIMC.
The Commission encouraged the public to visit NIMC website: https://www.nimc.gov.ng for the official list of the approved NIN Enrolment Agents and approved Enrolment and Registration Centers nationwide.
The Commission also advised the general public to report any fraudster, extortionist, unauthorized enrolment organization, site, activities, or similar complaints through the NIMC via email at: Compliance@nimc.goV.ng, firstname.lastname@example.org, CUstomercare@nimc.gov.ng, and email@example.com