The Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, has called on Nigerians to ensure that they are enrolled in the National Identity Database and issued the National Identification Number (NIN).
Mr. Omeri made this call, during the flag off ceremony of an Enrolment Centre, at the NOA National Headquarters in Abuja last Tuesday.
While expressing gratitude to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for deploying Enrolment equipments to the NOA office premises, Mr. Omeri noted that “with the current state of unrest in the country, the National Identity Management Systems (NIMS) project has become an urgent quest which must be supported and keyed into by all Nigerians.”
The NOA Boss called on all eligible applicants to get enrolled, and pointed out that creating a unique National database and means of identity verification and authentication will provide a platform for verifying people’s identity; which will in turn boost the national security and economic development.
He added: “The collaboration and partnership between the two institutions is necessary and must be emulated by other organisations, as it abides by the Federal Government policy of recognising and keeping citizens identity records.
Mr. Omeri further commended the Director General/CEO of NIMC, Barrister Chris ‘E Onyemenam and staff for their hard work and diligence and restated his commitment to work in partnership with NIMC.
In the same vein, Barrister Onyemenam expressed his gratitude to God and also thanked the Director General for his support and cooperation towards making the NIMC Mandate a reality.
He reiterated the importance of having an Identity Database and noted that the security challenges in the country were enough reasons for everyone to ensure that the Commissions Mandate is met. He also thanked the President, Goodluck Jonathan for his support towards the implementation of the NIMS project.
The NIMC DG added that the full list of all NIMC Enrolment Centres can be accessed on the website, www.nimc.gov.ng; He encouraged applicants to log onto the NIMC pre-enrolment portal www.ninenrol.gov.ng to pre-enrol and then proceed to any NIMC Enrolment Centre for biometrics data capture.
The NOA Enrolment Centre is open to all NOA staff, staff of parastatals and to the general public.