NIMC to arrest, prosecute Nigerians without national IDs


National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said it will soon start arresting and prosecuting Nigerians without National Identity Number (NIN).

Muhammad Auwalu, Kano State coordinator, NIMC, who stated this also, warned that “The #agency will impose three months’ imprisonment or N100,000 fine on any Nigerian  arrested without being registered.”

He said the main focus of the commission was to ensure that every Nigerian was registered.

Auwalu said, “In accordance with the provisions of Section 27(1)(1) of the Commission Act, the use of the National Identity Number should be mandatory.

“In exercising its power of enforcement and compliance, the commission is empowered by law to demand evidence of compliance, so as to caution a non-compliant person.

“It also has the power to institute criminal proceedings against a non-compliant person through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.”

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