The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has revealed its plan to set up enrolment centres at the Nigerian mission offices abroad.
These offices, the commission said, will have the equipment that is adequate enough to issue unique identity to Nigerians in diaspora.
The NIMC said it is collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deploy the offshore enrolment centres as soon as possible, as it will help government focus on its resources abroad, as well as save a lot of cost of travelling for citizens from wherever they are to come back home just to have a means of identification.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the outgoing Director General of NIMC, Barr Chris Onyemenam, said the commission has put in place, an accelerated plan for utilising the harmonisation and integration scheme to populate the data base so that whatever government would need to budget going forward would be minimal.
He said, “that is why the harmonisation and integration is so important because it helps to streamline processes, optimise efforts and then the burden on our fiscal resources would be significantly reduced and above all, it helps us to even create a shared infrastructure because NIMC is talking about who you are identity while every other identity you are looking at is about function but you must first establish who you are.”