Director-General, National Identity Management Commission NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, has advised Nigerians to focus on getting the National Identification Number NIN rather than clamoring for the e-ID card.

Aliyu Aziz, Director-General National Identity Management Commission

Aziz gave the advice in an interview in Abuja, saying that the commission’s main focus was providing identity to all Nigerians.

He said that there is nothing like `temporary or permanent’ in the language of NIMC as the NIN slip has the unique identification number.

According to him, the commission has the approval of the Federal Government to ensure the sustainability of the system.

He also said that it is the first issuance of the NIN slip and the e-ID card that is free.

The director-general, however, said that so far the commission had enrolled 38 million Nigerians out of the 200 million estimated Nigeria population.