In a bid to complement Federal Government’s directive to collate citizens data through the NIN, the Federal Road Safety Corps announced compulsory NIN linking to obtain a driver license.
The agency revealed this on Wednesday, December 16 in Abuja in a statement by Mr Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), Corps Public Education Officer, Naija News reports.
The government agency disclosed that the compulsory provision of the NIN to obtain driver’s license nationwide will take effect from Dec. 21. Kazeem noted that the decision was necessary following the Federal Government’s directives on harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies.
The FRSC official advised people going for their driver’s license processing, to adhere strictly to the directives.
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He said: “As a follow up to that, FRSC management has resolved that effective Dec. 21, 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s License in Nigeria must present the NIN from the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
“This is necessary before they can be captured for any class of the licenses produced by the FRSC.”
Kazeem stated that there will be no waiver for anyone, adding that the development will help security agencies in data collation and quick retrievals, to address some of the nation’s security challenges.
He further advised the public to carefully follow the procedures for obtaining their NIN from the NIMC, which must be verified to be authentic, before action could be taken on any license application.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari government on Wednesday approved 173 centres and 30 State government institutions for the National Identity Number, NIN, enrollment across Nigeria.
Ccnworldtech reports that the Federal Government stated this in a statement released on the official website of the National Identity Management Commission titled, “Approved Data Capturing Agents (Digital Identity Ecosystem)”.