In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

Buhari Strikes NIMC To Communications Ministry

Buhari Moves NIMC To Communications Ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for the switch of the Nationwide Id Administration Fee (NIMC) to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economic system.


Uwa Suleiman, Spokesperson to Isa Pantami, the Minister, made the announcement in an announcement.


The president’s approval was primarily based on the position of NIMC in the direction of the conclusion of the targets of the Nationwide Digital Economic system Coverage and Technique for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS).


Suleiman famous that Pantami has inside his first 12 months in workplace resolved the ICT sector’s decade-long dilemma of Proper of Approach fees, amongst others.


The assertion confirmed that the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) now has particulars of 191 million cell subscribers.


It stated that Nationwide Info Expertise Growth Company (NITDA) has recorded successes within the growth of the Nigeria Information Safety Regulation (NDPR), the nation’s first codified knowledge safety regulation.


Noting that Galaxy Spine Restricted (GBB) gives Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software program-as-a-Service to authorities businesses, Suleiman stated it turned vital for NIMC, NCC, NITDA and GBB “to work carefully collectively beneath the supervision of 1 Ministry”.

The ministry harassed that Nationwide Id Quantity (NIN) is necessary for financial planning and social intervention.


Suleiman urged all Nigerians to enroll as quickly as attainable.


“With Federal Authorities’s digitalization initiatives consistent with the Nationwide Digital Economic system Coverage and Technique, entry to companies and interventions would require it,” he added.


NIMC manages and operates the Nationwide Id Database.

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The company has registered over 40 million eligible enrollees for NIN.


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