The Chairperson, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, Ms. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, directed Nigerians abroad to visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission to enable them to register for NIN national identity.
Dabiri-Erewa said details of agents accredited to register Nigerians for NIN can be found on the NIMC official website.
She knew this on Monday via her Twitter lever, while responding to @ woye1 who wanted to know how Nigerians abroad would apply for NIMC.
A Twitter user asked: “Nigerians abroad are asking how they will apply for @nimc_ng pls @DrIsaPantami @FMoCDENigeria @nidcom_gov @abikedabiri @GeoffreyOnyeama @ProfOsinbajo.”
And in response, the chairman of NiDCOM wrote, “Nigerians abroad should visit the NIMC website http://nimc.gov.ng for details of their agents accredited to register Nigerians abroad worldwide.”
DAILY POST reminds that Dabiri-Erewe’s statement comes a few days after the Nigerian Communications Commission ordered telecommunications companies to suspend SIM cards for mobile phones that are not connected to NIN.
However, the federal government has extended the deadline for associating the National Identification Number (NIN) with SIM card registration records.
The new deadline is now January 19, 2021 for those who have NIN.
For those without NIN, the deadline has been extended until February 9, 2021.