The Federal Minister of Communication and Digital Economic system, Dr. Isa Pantami has indicated that any Nigerian and not using a National Identification Number (NIN) dangers 14 years imprisonment.
He made this recognized in a current submission on the weekly Presidential Media briefing organized by the Presidential Communication Media Group.
In his submission, he stated;
“Based mostly on the requirement by regulation each citizen and authorized resident should get hold of his/her National Identification Number, which is being coordinated by the National Id Administration Fee (NIMC). It’s a requirement by regulation however many voters ignore it.
What we achieved within the space of enrolment from the time Mr President has directed me to oversee NIMC until date is unprecedented and we might proceed to make sure that within the subsequent few years we’ve an nearly an entire knowledge base of all our residents within the nation.
No nation will probably be profitable in training, well being, finances planning or nationwide planning with out knowledge base of its residents in place.
What I inherited within the database was lower than 20 per cent of our inhabitants. However we wish to be certain that earlier than we depart workplace we’d have a look at the database and be happy with our nation.”