The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, says it is collaborating with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to prevent foreigners from enrolling as Nigerians in the National Identity Scheme.
NIMC Director General, Aliyu Aziz stated this speaking with Newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
He said that the NIS officials have been helpful, especially in enrollment centres within the border communities across the country.
Aziz said foreigners residing in the country are allowed to register, noting however, that their registration does not cover citizenship.
He expressed confidence that the registration would assist in resolving identity and security issues bedevilled the country.
He, however, said that NIMC is faced with challenges of power and internet services supply in enrolling people in rural communities where electricity and network are still issues.