By Racheal Abuja
The Federal Government has approval the gazette of supplementary laws for the obligatory use of the National Identity Number (NIN), and different identification platforms.
The Managing Director, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Aliyu Aziz, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja.
He stated the step would enable the fee to ship on its mandate as anticipated and in report time.
According to him, the Federal Government has gazetted and printed 5 Regulations, following an approval from the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of Justice in November, 2017.
“The gazetted laws are: ‘Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number (NIN) Regulations, 2017’; ‘Nigeria Biometrics Standard Regulations, 2017’; ‘Registration of Persons and Contents of the National Identity Database Regulations, 2017’.
“Access to Register Information in the National Identity Database Regulations, 2017 and Licensing of the Frontend Services of the National Identity Management Commission Regulations, 2017,” he stated.
The NIMC boss confused the necessity for supplementary laws, saying that it was important towards the realisation of the fee’s mandate within the coming years.
“With the rise and growth of the fee’s actions, the brand new coverage for the implementation of NIMS needs that the fee develop the id eco-system in Nigeria and meet its mandate of harmonising all id associated databases within the nation.
“It is important to promulgate laws, which encompass units of rules, practices, insurance policies, processes and procedures to be utilised to attain the specified aims.
“The regulations will ensure that the commission actualises and effectively delivers on the National Identity Management System (NIMS) project in the coming years,” he added.
NAN, remembers that the fee had in November 2016, introduced the graduation course of to doc and publish these laws, pursuant to Sections 27 and 31 of the NIMC Act, 2007.
The Act supplies for the fee to make supplementary laws to cowl its numerous providers and choices.
Draft copies of the laws have been extensively circulated to varied authorities organisations, non-public and safety businesses in addition to most of the people, inviting feedback, inputs and opinions, after which the feedback have been reviewed by the committee charged with the event of the technique for implementation of NIMC laws.