NIMC Extends Diaspora Enrolment to United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom

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Following the success of Diaspora enrolment which kicked off in South Africa early March, 2019, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the programme to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK).

“The extension is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria and the diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria are enrolled into the National Identity Database and issued the unique National Identification Number (NIN) to applicants upon successful enrolment”, said the Commissions DG/CEO, Engr. Aliyu Aziz.

The NIN enrolment in UAE and the UK is in collaboration with the Defcon Systems Limited (DSL) and the National eAuthentication Limited (NeAL), Nigerian Companies licensed by the NIMC to serve as its agents, and carry out enrolment services across the globe with a view to ensuring best-in-class services and inclusivity.

The exercise will involve the demographic & biometrics data capture of all Nigerian citizens residing in the two countries. The UAE programme is scheduled to take off on Tuesday 26th March, 2019 at the Online Integrated Solutions DMCC office, 22nd Floor, Silver Tower, cluster I Jumeirah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE.

While the UK programme will take off on Friday 29th March 2019 at the Online Integrated Solutions offices as follow:
i. OIS services, 56/57 Fleet street London EC4Y IJU, UK; and
ii. OIS Services, St. Georges House, 6 St Georges Way, Leicester LE1 1SH, UK

The DG/CEO NIMC, further reiterated that the programme will make it easier for Nigerians in Diaspora to be identified as the Federal Government of Nigeria has made the possession of NIN a mandatory requirement for elections, Bank account opening, Land Transactions, access to Legal/health services, acquisition/renewal of the International Passport, Driver’s License and the ECOWAS travel document, amongst others.

He added that the roll out of additional locations in other cities across the globe where Nigerians reside will be concluded and announced in due course.

The Nigerian companies licensed to work with their respective partners across all countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America to carry out the enrolment of Nigerian adults and children in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database (NIDB) are Biosec Solutions Limited, CHAMS Consortium Limited, Defcon Systems Limited, National eAuthentication Limited, Thebez Global Resources and Venn Technology Limited.

The National Identity Management Commission is the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria with the mandate to create, own and manage the National Identity Database (NIDB), issue unique identity tokens in form of the National Identification Number (NIN) and the General Multi-Purpose Card (GMPC) to all Nigerian Citizens and Non-Nigerians residing in Nigeria, harmonize existing disparate databases of other government databases with the NIDB, provide the channels for the Verification and Authentication of such identities and partner with other government agencies and the private sector to achieve its mandates.

ABOUT National eAuthentication Limited

National eAuthentication Ltd working with her strategic partners are poised to permanently stamp out the menace of forgery and falsification with a view to ensuring that documents or products from Nigeria are truly what they claim to be and ownership is authentic, with a mission to Simplify the verification process across the authentication value chain, applying best-in-class multi-stakeholder technology in a multi-stakeholder ecosystem.”. The Company’s web address is:

About Defcon Systems Limited

A private limited liability company and a full spectrum ICT solution provider. Defcon is a company respected for its excellent service delivery, driven by innovation and operating on the most advanced technology solutions and platforms in the market. The company’s web address is


Loveday Chika Ogbonna
Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC

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