The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council PEBEC has urged the National Identity Management Commission NIMC to address charges introduced for National Identification Number NIN integration and verification.

PEBEC Secretary/Special Adviser to the President, Ease of Doing Business Jumoke Oduwole in a statement, said this would enable passport applicants get faster and cheaper access to government services.

Oduwole commended the Nigerian Immigration Service NIS for significantly improving the quality of service, accuracy, and speed of passport services through NIN verification.

She said NIS’s move was in response to the incessant difficulties Nigerians experienced in verifying their NIN during passport registration process.

She, however, noted that the additional cost for each applicant’s passport initiated by NIMC was not well received by stakeholders.