NIN now a requirement for Land Allocation in FCT – Bello


The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has declared that the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory for land allocation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Honorable Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muhammad Bello stated this when the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Engr. Aliyu Aziz paid him a visit.

In a statement signed by Loveday Ogbonna, Head, Corporate Communication, NIMC, quoted the Minister as expressing the need for every land allocated to be matched to an individual through NIN. As such measure will help track and prevent multiple allocations of land and ensure fairness and equity in the allocation process. He commended the NIMC DG for the “astronomical increase in enrollment figures and measures put in place to ensure safety of data of Nigerians and legal residents in the National Identity database (NIDB) while ensuring credibility and integrity of data collected by NIMC.”

He also commended the ongoing Harmonization efforts noting that it was a step in the right direction to check duplication of functions among data collecting agencies.


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